cell line


Definition of cell line

: a cell culture selected for uniformity from a cell population derived from a usually homogeneous tissue source (such as an organ) a newly established cell line derived from a human endometrial carcinomaBiol. Abstracts

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The biotech company received $35 million to provide two copies of its mouse cell line library to the new institute, with one housed in a lab in College Station and the other at the university's Health Science Center in Houston. Dallas News, "Here's where Uber's $24 million ranks among state's biggest incentive packages," 26 Aug. 2019 One day, hospitals may have enough cell lines to match patients with stem cells based on tissue types. Tobias Deuse, The Conversation, "Stem cells could regenerate organs – but only if the body won’t reject them," 19 Aug. 2019 There's also a team at the San Diego Zoo pursuing stem cell research to help create sperm and eggs from a more genetically diverse set of northern white rhino cell lines. Sheeka Sanahori, USA TODAY, "Poachers forced this rhino subspecies to two. Scientists are in a race to save them.," 22 July 2019 At the time, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could only fund work on a small number of preexisting human embryonic cell lines. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, "California’s stem cell research fund dries up," 9 July 2019 The flavors can harm the cells lining the interior of blood vessels. Elizabeth Lawrence, USA TODAY, "Vaping, juice cleanses, fitness trackers: Some 'healthy' trends are riskier than you think," 4 July 2019 Some ultraconservative Catholics oppose chickenpox vaccinations because it was developed in the 1960s from cell lines of two aborted fetuses. NBC News, "Kentucky court rules in favor of health department over teen who refused chickenpox vaccine," 1 July 2019 In April, Tesla founder Elon Musk blamed Panasonic cell lines at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory—a joint venture between the two—for holding back production of its most affordable model, the Model 3. Echo Huang, Quartz, "Bye-bye Panasonic? Tesla is working on making its own batteries," 27 June 2019 In the different cell types, the loops begin and end at different specific chromosomal locations, so each cell line’s genome appears to have a unique population of loops. Quanta Magazine, "Genetic Geometry Takes Shape," 25 Feb. 2015

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of cell line

: a cell culture selected for uniformity from a cell population derived from a usually homogeneous tissue source (as an organ) a newly established cell line derived from human endometrial carcinomaBiological Abstracts

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