In organisms consisting of multiple cell types, diverse cells with different functions and structures develop as we grow and age. The organization and variability of these cells have a profound impact on the function of different tissues, process of aging, and emergence of diseases and conditions. Recently developed technologies are allowing researchers to explore cells on the individual (single cell) level and provide an opportunity to establish a census of cells in human tissues and to study functional interactions among single cells. The Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) aims to facilitate research on single cells within tissues by supporting data generation and technology development to explore the relationship between cellular organization and function, as well as variability in normal tissue organization at the level of individual cells.
This page last reviewed on October 13, 2017