New method reveals cell development

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Harvard Medical School report in the journal Nature that they have developed a technique for capturing dynamic processes in individual cells. Apart from studying disease processes, the method can be used to observe in detail how specialised cells are formed during embryonic development.

RNA velocity is out in Nature

Our work on RNA velocity, the time derivative of gene expression, is now out in Nature. A lot of interesting new evidence and analysis added to the initial bioarxiv preprint. We put great attention to feature possibilities and the limits of the estimation approach. velocyto software is mature and ready to use. Enjoy!

RNA velocity preprint

Single-cell RNA-seq measurements provide a powerful approach for studying complex biological tissues. Some of the more interesting contexts involve dynamic processes, such as development or disease progression. However single-cell measurements only capture a snapshot of a transcriptional state at a single point in time.

Several approaches have been developed to infer dynamic processes, such as branching lineages, from this scRNA-seq. Usually those methods require …