The mission of the Human Cell Atlas is to create comprehensive reference maps of all human cells to describe and define the cellular basis of health .. Read more and disease. However, cell behaviour is also a function of all that surrounds it, and how cells organize and interact within a tissue sample can impact biological and clinical outcomes. With the advent of high-resolution imaging platforms like CODEX®, researchers can now analyse the spatial and geographical context of each individual cell and build comprehensive maps of all human cells and tissues. In the true sense of the word, we can now build a complete ‘cell atlas.’. Sarah Hiddleston is freelance journalist working with Nature Research for Nature Middle East since 2015. Previously, Sarah worked for a decade in Madras (Chennai), India, specialising in health, pharmaceutical and environmental stories. Sarah holds an MA in Investigative Journalism from City University London, an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics, and an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Cambridge, UK.
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