Become a dangerous diseases hunter by tracing cell structures online

With the online tool Etch A Cell, you can help biologists identify deadly diseases and make sense of cell images from advanced microscopes

Health 3 March 2021

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John Bailey, Andrew Lilja, John Mcghee (3d Va Lab, University Of New South Wales)

EVER since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the vast world within our bodies and have long dreamed about what it would be like to shrink myself down and explore the inside of a human cell at the microscopic level. It turns out I’m not alone: biologists are trying to do exactly that – and you and I can help them.

Just as the human body contains organs that perform different functions, our cells have various structures and pieces of molecular machinery called …

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