Biologists Squinting On “Human Cell Atlas”

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From several years’ biologists looking at human cells. They are observing their size as well as their shape and other things. But still, they missed some part of the observation. Now biologists will learn more about the human body than ever before. The international project ‘Human Cell Atlas’ aims to help do just that. A wide-ranging atlas of all human cell types would express all the cells in the human body based on the molecules. On 22nd June 2017, around two hundred scientists along with collaborators come forward for the third meeting to coordinate this global effort in Stockholm. The DNA sequencing showed how genes vary from person to person whereas RNA revealed where in the body different genes are most active, but people losing many of the defining characteristics of individual cells along the way.

The new technique has appeared in the last few years which describing individual cells, but the technique hasn’t been applied in a high-throughput fashion, so we have hardly initiated to identify all the different kinds of cells in the human body. The Human Cell Atlas will build a sort of “Google Maps” of the human body. This Google Map will show the organizational features of organs, tissues will focus on molecular and so many things. The project is divided into three breakthroughs which help to realize an ambitious goal. The First part is the invention of the technologies to create molecular profiles of individual cells, the second one is the development of machine learning for parsing huge datasets and the last one is the rise of collaborative science across nations. A project requires the global effort, and this project kicked off an era of the biology.