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Category: Spatial Transcriptomics

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A Spatial Twist on Biomarkers: Using Spatial Transcriptomics for Biomarker Discovery

Anyone who studies biology knows that living systems are highly complex, sophisticated entities, often containing redundant processes. Sorting out the mechanisms at play in any biological system is therefore aided…

Geoffrey Hummelke / June 6, 2023
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What’s New at Nanostring for 2023: The Arrival of the First Fully Integrated Single-Cell Spatial Solution

One of the interesting hallmarks of celebrating the start of a new year is the consumption of special foods. For example, in the American South Hoppin’ John, or black-eyed peas,…

Melanie Peffer / December 15, 2022

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Integrated Spatial Multiomics Deconvolve Multicellular Dynamics in Pancreatic Cancer

In an extraordinary team effort led by the Center for Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with NanoString, scientist Will Hwang and colleagues used integrated spatial multiomic and…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / October 25, 2022
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Spatial Multiomics Identifies New Actionable Therapeutic Targets

Pancreatic cancer represents 3% of the overall cancers in America and yet is responsible for 7% of all cancer deaths. The five-year relative survival rate – the cancer-related death rate…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / October 4, 2022
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Spatial Multiomics Single-Cell Imaging Platform to Explore FFPE Tissues with Spatial Context

What is Spatial Multiomics? Spatial multiomics describe the ability to locate and quantify DNA, RNA, and protein in the three-dimensional space of a tissue. Decades of research have built a…

Geoffrey Hummelke / September 6, 2022

Spatial Transcriptomics

Understanding Spatial Sequencing in the Context of Spatial Biology

What is spatial sequencing? Spatial sequencing is viewing a specific area or a region within a tissue, then sequencing all transcripts found in that region. Spatial sequencing allows the user…

NanoString / July 28, 2022
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Standing Out in Space: Tips for Winning a Spatial Biology Grant

Nature Methods is a leading journal for molecular biologists interested in the latest and greatest life sciences research techniques. Each year since 2007, Nature Methods chooses a method to feature…

Melanie Peffer / July 25, 2022

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A new map for our anatomy: the Spatial Organ Atlas

One year for spring break, we found ourselves in Portland, Oregon. For science-y people, a trip to Portland would be incomplete without a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science…

Melanie Peffer / June 13, 2022

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GeoMx® DSP Integrated with Sequencing Run Planning for NextSeq 1000/2000

Illumina and NanoString® collaborated further to pair the GeoMx® DSP with NGS readout from Illumina sequencing instruments. This partnership enables scalability and high throughput of whole transcriptomes and protein abundance…

Margaret Hoang / May 16, 2022

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How Do I Choose the Right Spatial Biology Technology?

What is Spatial Biology? The rapidly evolving field of spatial biology investigates the spatial location and organization of gene expression in situ within each cell and structure of a given tissue sample.…

Nirupama Deshpande / March 28, 2022

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Spatial Revolution: An Exciting Future for Cancer Biology Research

Many years ago, I was playing hide and seek with my cousins at my grandparent’s house. I was “it” and couldn’t seem to find one of my cousins anywhere. After…

Melanie Peffer / March 4, 2022

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Spatial Transcriptomic Services: Azenta Life Sciences Paves the Way.

Azenta Life Sciences, formerly known as GENEWIZ, has been serving the academic and biopharma markets with its comprehensive next-generation sequencing services (NGS) since 1999. Their extensive website of Services makes…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / February 22, 2022