• Looking Into a COVID Lung Using Spatial Transcriptomics

    2 monthes ago - By DNA Science

    As the early weeks of the pandemic unfolded and health care workers struggled to save so many lives, researchers began tracking the path of destruction of SARS-CoV-2, focusing at first on the tango between cells of the lung and of the immune system.
    Just as mRNA vaccine technology was years in the making, so was a powerful way to illuminate cellular pathology: single-cell transcriptomics using single-cell RNA-Seq, aka simply RNA-Seq. It detects the abundance of all unique messenger RNA molecules in a cell, collectively called the transcriptome. RNA-Seq reveals the suite of proteins a cell...
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