How Do You Put All Those Data Into A Virtual Tissue? We don’t. No more so than nature puts all the necessary biological elements of a living tissue into a fertilized egg. We grow, step by step, a single virtual cell into a virtual tissue.
Most of us came from a good love story. From that tiny fertilized egg, we started an intertwined relationship with our immediate environment; each influencing the other, as in an exquisite waltz. A budding cell, gaining in purpose toward a commitment as one of many cell types in a multicellular organism.
On its path from a fertilized egg to one of the many cell types in a multicellular organism, a cell turns the blank canvas of its early embryonic state into a molecular profile finetuned to achieve a vital organismal function. This remarkable transformation emerges from the interplay between dynamically changing external signals, the cell’s internal,…