Four new subtypes of white blood cells discovered.

https://wellcome.ac.uk/news/new-types-blood-cells-discovered

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Credit: NIH/Wikimedia Commons
A magnified dendritic cell.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, researchers from the Broad Institute spanning MIT and Harvard, have discovered four new subtypes of white blood cells using single cell genomics. The image above, from the Wellcome announcement is of a beautiful almost fungal shape, an expression of the body’s defence system.

This work is part of an ongoing project to map every cell type in the body.

 

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Delivering Impact – Blood lines spelled out

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Monash University Magazine, Delivering Impact – Blood lines spelled out.

This was an idea I saw proposed a year or so ago. Great to see itĀ is in practice. Anything thatĀ reduces the possibility or unintentional error has to be a good thing.