Sequencing DNA from Individual Cells Yields Dramatic New Information


Nicolas Navin wanted to work out the sequence from individual cancer cells to see how they had mutated and diverged as the cancer grew. Back in 2010, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York and exploring the genetic changes that occur during breast cancer.

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2 Responses to “Sequencing DNA from Individual Cells Yields Dramatic New Information”

  1. 1 Canadian Biotechnologist November 2, 2012 at 06:03

    Reblogged this on Canadian BioTechnologist2.0 and commented:
    Most DNA extraction and sequencing comes from a pool of cells (think culture dish scraped down), but sequencing from a single cell…that’s great!

  2. 2 promegascientifictraining November 17, 2012 at 00:52

    Reblogged this on Promega Scientific Training and commented:
    “most human genomes are sequenced from DNA extracted from multiple cells, which misses the differences between cells that could be crucial to controlling gene expression, cell behavior and drug response.” Nicolas Navin is now sequencing from a single cell with minimal errors!

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