GENETICS: Taking single-cell transcriptomics to the bedside

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Important biological questions can be addressed by interrogating the transcriptomes of cancer cells. In a recently published landmark study, Giustacchini and collaborators used a single-cell approach to analyse mRNA of cancer cells derived from patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia. Herein, we discuss how this approach could be used to address relevant clinical questions.Refers to Giustacchini, A. et al. Single-cell transcriptomics uncovers distinct molecular signatures of stem cells in chronic myeloid leukaemia. Nat. Med.23, 692-702 (2017)

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