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Each little dot corresponds to an mRNA,

Israeli Researchers Shine in Human Cell Atlas Project

Each little dot corresponds to an mRNA,

Each little dot corresponds to an mRNA, a brighter dot signifies more copies of that gene’s mRNA

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers are featured in Yale Scientific for a study they published as a part of a large, international project to create a map of all human cells:

“Researchers at the Weizmann institute in Israel, led by Ido Amit and Shalev Itzkovitz, reconstructed the cellular structure of the liver in a Nature article published in February 2017. Their research team is a part of the Human Cell Atlas project, whose mission is to “create comprehensive reference maps of all human cells.” These maps, which organize cells by their genomes, will help researchers and medical professionals to better understand how and why cellular structures lead to organ functions.

“The project is an international effort, with member laboratories in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Israel.

(l-r) Prof. Ido Amit and Dr. Shalev Itzkovitz mapped cells in the liver
(l-r) Prof. Ido Amit and Dr. Shalev Itzkovitz mapped cells in the liver

 

 

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