Monday, 4 November 2013

a deeply imbedded myth

How many cell types are there?  Another myth laid bare...

(I also recommend the referenced Fox Terrier paper.)

There is no data supporting this kind of chart.
this number and imaginary trend in cell type complexity are derived entirely from an otherwise obscure and rarely cited 60 year old review paper that contained no original data on the problem; the values are all guesswork, estimates from the number of cell types listed in histology textbooks.

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