'This Project Is Yielding Huge Discoveries Almost Every Day; It's Incredibly Exciting'

No less sweeping than the earlier survey of the human genome, the international Human Cell Atlas project, with lsraeli researchers performing key leadership roles, is using the newest technologies to map each of the 30 to 40 trillion cells in the human body

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Gid'on Lev
Gid'on Lev
Gid'on Lev
Gid'on Lev

In his classic book “The Lives of a Cell,” Lewis Thomas wrote how he had tried to think of planet Earth as a kind of organism. This, however, did not work: “It is too big, too complex, with too many working parts lacking visible connections. The other night, driving through a hilly, wooded part of New England, I wondered about this. If not like an organism, what is it like, what is it most like? Then, satisfactorily for that moment, it came to me: It is most like a cell.”

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