Human Cell Atlas

Creates comprehensive maps of all human cells for researchers around the globe

The Human Cell Atlas is a community of scientists creating comprehensive reference maps of all human cells to better understand human health and diagnose, monitor, and treat disease. We still do not know what types make up the 37.2 trillion cells of the human body. Atlas data — including which of the 20,000 genes in a given cell are switched on —  are available to researchers around the globe.

Funding for the Human Cell Atlas comes from the British Heart Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, DZHK, the Erling-Persson Family Foundation, the European Commission, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, INSERM, the Kavli Foundation, the Klarman Foundation, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Medical Research Council of the UK, US National Institutes of Health and Wellcome, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Human Cell Atlas (HCA) Data Portal

The HCA Data Portal stores and provides single-cell data contributed by labs around the world. Anyone can contribute data, find data, or access community tools and applications.