Human Cell Atlas information for human skin

The mission of the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) is to generate comprehensive reference maps of all human cells as a basis for both understanding human health and diagnosing, monitoring, and treating disease.

The Skin Biological Network aims to answer outstanding questions about the skin through constructing a single-cell skin atlas. These include how many distinct cell types and states are present in healthy adult human skin; how body site, gender, age, ethnicity and sun exposure cause variation in these cells; and how cellular composition of the skin changes in disease. Ultimately, a comprehensive reference map of skin cells will provide new insights into the properties of the tissue in health and disease.

Network Coordinators:

Fiona Watt
Maria Kasper

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