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FANTOM5 - a Parts List for Cell Type Definition


27.03.14

The FANTOM5 project examines how our genome encodes the fantastic diversity of cell types that make up a human

After several years concerted effort by over 250 researchers in 114 labs based in more than 20 countries and regions, the FANTOM consortium publish a series of coordinated papers, a pair of landmark papers in Nature, and 15 other related papers in 9 journals today(ref.1,2,3). The papers published in Nature describe maps of promoters and enhancers encoded in the human genome, and their activity across the vast wealth of human cell types and tissues of the human body. Part of this concerted work was in particular Dr. Carlo Vittorio Cannistraci, research group leader at the Biotechnology Center at the TU Dresden (BIOTEC), who has created as biomedical cyberneticist theoretical structures out of the numerous data. (Link to the studies in Nature: dx.doi.org 10.1038/nature13182)

German Press Release

Link to the RIKEN Press Release

Photo: In a series of meetings got together the researchers of the FANTOM5 consortium in that took part over 250 researchers in 114 labs based in more than 20 countries and regions. They created the parts list for cell type definition. ©RIKEN


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