Sequencing individual cells in a sample enables scientists to infer the unique characteristics of important subsets. Single-cell sequencing methods that rely on microfluidics for cell barcoding are limited in speed, scale and flexibility. We developed a technique that uses particle-templated emulsification instead of microfluidics and can process millions of cells within minutes.
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This is a summary of: Clark, I. C. et al. Microfluidics-free single-cell genomics with templated emulsification. Nat. Biotechnol. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-023-01685-z (2023)
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The next generation of single-cell sequencing methods can be microfluidics-free. Nat Biotechnol (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-023-01710-1