An organ-level view of a C. elegans nematode (Photo: OpenWorm)
The complete connectome, or neural cell connections, for a C. elegans nematode (Photo: OpenWorm)
A view of the OpenWorm simulated nematode while swimming (Photo: OpenWorm)
A coarse schematic of the cellular interactions leading to behavior of a C. elegans nematode (Image: OpenWorm)
The OpenWorm project is aimed at creating the first artificial lifeform – a bottom-up computer model of a millimeter-sized nemotode, one of the simplest known multicellular organisms. In an important step forward, OpenWorm researchers have completed the simulation of the nematode's 302 neurons and 95 muscle cells and their worm is wriggling around in fine form.
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