A revolution in cellular measurement technology is underway. Whereas prior studies have been able to analyze only the averaged outputs from renal tissue, we now can accurately monitor genome-wide gene expression, regulation, function, cellular history, and cellular interactions in thousands of individual cells in a single experiment. These methods are key drivers in changing our previous morphotype-based organ and disease descriptions to unbiased genomic definitions and therefore improving our understanding of kidney development, homeostasis, and disease.
Keywords: RNA-seq; epigenome; kidney disease; single cell.
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