Ambitious 'Human Cell Atlas' Aims To Catalog Every Type Of Cell In The Body

Ambitious 'Human Cell Atlas' Aims To Catalog Every Type Of Cell In The Body
Aviv Regev, a core member of the Broad Institute, is leading the international Human Cell Atlas Consortium.

Already the project has revealed a previously unknown type of cell in the windpipe that might play a role in cystic fibrosis — and lead to a new treatment, scientists say.

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