The promise of single-cell RNA sequencing for kidney disease investigation.

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The promise of single-cell RNA sequencing for kidney disease investigation.

Kidney Int. 2017 Dec;92(6):1334-1342

Authors: Wu H, Humphreys BD

Abstract
Recent techniques for single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) at high throughput are leading to profound new discoveries in biology. The ability to generate vast amounts of transcriptomic data at cellular resolution represents a transformative advance, allowing the identification of novel cell types, states, and dynamics. In this review, we summarize the development of scRNA-seq methodologies and highlight their advantages and drawbacks. We discuss available software tools for analyzing scRNA-Seq data and summarize current computational challenges. Finally, we outline ways in which this powerful technology might be applied to discovery research in kidney development and disease.

PMID: 28893418 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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