The Human Cytome project dives into a deeper understanding of gene sequences. It can be utilized to research diseases, such as diabetes, infections, allergies, and more.
There are various levels to the Human Cytome Project. The first level explores phenomena that occur during a cell systems life cycle, such as biomolecule synthesis and organelle functions. Researchers are considering what factors are important in cell systems that make them adaptable to new environments or what makes them resistant to medicines or therapies.
The second level pertains to single-cell preparations. The single-cell preparations are collected to determine the molecular status of the cells, either health or unhealthy, as descriptors for disease. This information can help researchers with tracing back a disease to a precise source.
The final level is referencing cells in assembled tissues. Researchers are observing interactions between molecules within tissues in an attempt to understand the functionality of these interactions.
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- Cell typeClassification used to distinguish between morphologically or phenotypically distinct cell forms within a species
- Stem cellStem cells are self-renewing cells that have the potential to become multiple different cell types in the body. Stem cells are found in developing embryos. Adult stem cells maintain and repair tissues throughout life. Induced pluripotent stem cells are a type of stem cell derived from adult cells that are reprogrammed in the lab.
- Flow cytometryTechnique of suspending cells in a stream of fluid and passing them by an electronic detection apparatus