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Single-celled genome sequencing gets better

November 12, 2013

a close-up image of 12-nanoliter-volume microwells Researchers led by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego, have generated the most complete genome sequences from single E. coli cells and individual neurons from the human brain. Preliminary data suggest that individual neurons from the same brain have different genetic compositions. Full Story

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