Lineage Barcode (2014)

Human cell lineage is the story of how all of us grow from a single cell to 100 trillion cells as cells divide, die and renew to work together in the complex system that is the human body. This field of study looks to understand the process of cell division, renewal and death, as well as how cells in a developing embryo diversify into many distinct cell types. By knowing more about the progression through which a cell type is formed, we can uncover the mysteries of this process – aberrations which can cause cancer, auto-immune diseases and neuro-generative disorders.