The “Human Cell Atlas” project established by the Facebook-supported Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will invest 3 billion USD over the next decade on basic research towards a human cell atlas Among the 38 funded projects is a study on bioinformatics of transcriptome analysis of single cells, using RNA sequencing, proposed by Zhang Xuegong at Tsinghua University who has helped to develop this field over the last decade.

China Bio news release, October 17, 2017