wn.com 12 May, 2022 21:30 am

From one death, thousands of precious cells help scientists build a universal reference library

Within moments of her death, an anonymous Bay Area woman gave the most abundant of gifts: 17 different tissues and organs. Some were transplanted into strangers in need, but many others were rushed off on a more unique mission. They were donated for research – contributing to a first-ever detailed “cell atlas,” a reference guide of cell types and behaviors that will transform our understanding of health and disease. She was one of 15 different California donors to the Tabula Sapiens project, a
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