How to ensure the Human Cell Atlas benefits humanity

Cell Atlas Cell Atlas
Alex K. Shalek Alex K. Shalek

Majumder et al.▾ Majumder, P., Mhlanga, M., Shalek, A., Guigó, R., Knoppers, B.M., Wold, B.

Nature , Volume 605

May, 2022


The Human Cell Atlas (HCA) is a global consortium of scientists who are compiling an exhaustive guidebook on the types and properties of all human cells (see This includes best-practice recommendations for making HCA research results beneficial for everyone. The consortium strongly opposes exploitation of differences in those results for any form of discrimination or racial profiling.