Singled out for sequencing : Nature Methods : Nature Publishing Group

January 27, 2014

Nice piece on #SingleCell Seq w/ implications for #cancer, neurosci, &c. Singled out for #sequencing
http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v11/n1/full/nmeth.2768.html HT @naivelocus

Lots on brain, cancer & prenatal sequencing, viz:

QT:{{”
For example, as part of the Single Cell Analysis Program supported by the US National Institutes of Health Common Fund, Kun Zhang’s team will generate full transcriptomes from 10,000 cells in three areas of the human cortex. They will group the transcripts into cell
types—perhaps redefining those cell types in the process—and map the transcripts back to cortical slices of the brain. Single-cell RNA-seq itself is no longer a barrier. “If you have a good cell, and you want to get a measure of the transcriptome, there is more than one option that can lead you to that goal,” Zhang says. In general, however, extracting the neurons posthumously, minimizing RNA degradation and preserving some of the neuronal spatial information is challenging, and the group is evaluating several approaches, Zhang says.
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