Allen Integrated Cell launches
The Allen Institute for Cell Science today launched the Allen Integrated Cell, the world's first predictive and comprehensive 3D model of a live human cell. This new visualization of a large collection of human stem cells will allow researchers around the world to see structures inside a living cell together at the same time, providing a baseline for better understanding healthy cells and for studying human disease models.
Building off last year's launch of the Allen Cell Explorer, the Allen Integrated Cell comprises two different models that can predict the shape and location of cellular structures. The first, a probabilistic model, emerged from a machine learning approach that accurately predicts the most probable shape and location of structures in a cell based solely on the shape of that cell's plasma membrane and nucleus.
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