The most detailed model of a human cell to date, obtained using x-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance and cryoelectron microscopy datasets. The world inside us.
This is only a small part of a single cell. Human somatic cells contain ~80 to ~2000 mitochondria, and we only see a fraction of one in this image; we can guess that this image shows much less than 1/80th of the cell (perhaps much, much less if you consider that this is only a 2D cross section of a 3D cell). The immense complexity you are seeing is just one tiny part of a truly incredible machine of machines, a system of systems. It shows only the outer edge of the nucleus which makes it difficult to fully appreciate the dynamic 3D structure of the genome as it functionally self organizes.
Then just remember that there are over 30 trillion cells in your body that are highly organized, capable of rearranging themselves, processing information, healing, and everything else that a human can do!
By Doug McCluskey
Deep down our (cells) are a network, a community, a city a garden.
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