Google Maps of Human Cells:

The Human BioMolecular Atlas Program, or HuBMAP, is an international consortium of researchers with a shared goal of developing a global atlas of healthy cells in the human body.

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), HuBMAP is working to catalyze the development of a framework for mapping the human body at a level of cells.

The idea behind HuBMAP is akin to the National Institutes of Health’s Human Genome Project, which sequenced every single gene in the human body.

The goal of the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) is to develop an open and global platform to map healthy cells in the human body.

Scientists estimate there are 37 trillion cells in an adult human body, so determining the function and relationship among these cells is a monumental undertaking.

It will accelerate the development of tools and techniques for constructing high resolution 3D spatial maps that quantify biomolecules.

HuBMAP consists of 18 funded components at over 50 research institutions across the U.S. and Europe.

Scientific teams in Pittsburgh and at Stanford  will receive  $20 Million in Renewed Grants from NIH to Map Human Body at Cellular Resolution.

The HuBMAP Computational Tools , led by Matthew Ruffalo of Carnegie Mellon’s Computational Biology Department, has developed computational pipelines for processing molecular datasets.