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Tracing unique cells with mathematics


January 23, 2014

image of a tissue sample Stem cells can turn into heart cells, skin cells can mutate to cancer cells, and even cells of the same tissue type exhibit small heterogeneities. Scientists use single-cell analyses to investigate these heterogeneities. But the method is still laborious, and considerable inaccuracies conceal smaller effects. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen and the University of Virginia have now found a way to simplify and improve the analysis. Full Story

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