Google Maps for the human body

Professor Aviv Regev from MIT is one of the leaders of The Human Cell Atlas, an ambitious project that aims to map the 35 trillion cells in our body that make us who we are. It’s been described as a Google Maps for the human body. Cataloguing every human cell, which will be done by an international team of labs, will provide a much better understanding of what we’re actually made up of, and how diseases start and develop.

Google Maps for the human body
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