Fig. 2: Application of single-cell technologies. | Nature Communications

Fig. 2: Application of single-cell technologies.

From: Single cell transcriptomics comes of age

Fig. 2

Single-cell transcriptomics are being used to create reference maps of healthy human tissues, organs and systems at single-cell resolution. These approaches are also being applied to understand non-human organisms, including mice and non-human primates. Analysing healthy versus diseased tissues and genetic variation between individuals is also a valuable platform for the understanding of disease mechanisms. Factors identified from in vivo single-cell transcriptomic studies can also be applied to generate improved in vitro models and responses to therapeutic screening can be assayed at the single-cell level.

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