All 70,000 cells of a flatworm can now be analyzed separately
Single-cell database for biological studies - life science news

Scientists have analysed the transcription of genes in each and every of the 70,000 cells in flatworms, and have put the data in a publicly available database to make further studies possible. The analysis has already revealed new cell types, characteristics of cell maturation, and the identity of new genes that could impart positional cues from muscle cells. The latter is important for the study of tissue regeneration, for which flatworms are a model organism as they can regrow parts of their body following injury.

Read the full story: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Scientific publication: Science