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Sarah C.P. Williams
Growing evidence suggests that biochemical assays don’t capture the complexity of cell cultures. Now, researchers are turning to microfluidics to assay one cell at a time. Learn more...
Jeffrey M. Perkel, PhD
Using an approach similar to an ancient art technique, a new microfluidic device enables positioning of single cells with micron-scale resolution. Learn more...
Andrew S. Wiecek
This past year, researchers have made big strides in their understanding of cancer, but the challenges of translating those findings to treatments remain. Read more...
Ashley Yeager
A new technique to sequence the genomes of individual sperm and cancer cells has been introduced. So what makes the method different, and possibly better, than others? Find out...
Andrew S. Wiecek
In 2012, the rise of single-cell analysis techniques have yielded new data that has researchers re-thinking and re-evaluating some of their ideas on stem cells and cancer biology. What else happened...
Nathan Blow, Ph.D.
From advances in culturing stem cells to novel methods for cultivating single cells, what areas should you keep an eye on in 2013?
Andrew S. Wiecek
Introduced almost 30 years ago, PCR is considered a pretty mature technique. But if 2012 is any indication, this old dog can still learn some new tricks.
Kelly Ray Chi
Over the next five years, the NIH will provide more than $90 million to develop single-cell analysis techniques. So, what projects have been earmarked for funding?
Andrew S. Wiecek
The Stanford bioengineer will be recognized with a gold medal and a $10,000 research grant for his "prolific inventions that have advanced biological measurement techniques."
Megan Scudellari
Healthy lungs are teeming with a broad array of microbes. Lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis, on the other hand, have markedly less diversity.