Robust single-cell DNA methylome profiling with snmC-seq2

Nat Commun. 2018 Sep 20;9(1):3824. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06355-2.


Single-cell DNA methylome profiling has enabled the study of epigenomic heterogeneity in complex tissues and during cellular reprogramming. However, broader applications of the method have been impeded by the modest quality of sequencing libraries. Here we report snmC-seq2, which provides improved read mapping, reduced artifactual reads, enhanced throughput, as well as increased library complexity and coverage uniformity compared to snmC-seq. snmC-seq2 is an efficient strategy suited for large-scale single-cell epigenomic studies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • DNA Methylation / genetics*
  • Dimerization
  • Gene Library
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Middle Aged
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA*
  • Single-Cell Analysis / methods*