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Data analysis made easy. For biologists, especially.
BioTuring Cell Search: a new tool to search for similar populations in public single-cell data sets
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A machine learning model for cell type classification? When analyzing single-cell transcriptomic data, scientists often perform cell type annotations by checking individual marker genes. However, marker genes are not even consistent among different literature sources. Six months ago, armed with the largest curated single-cell transcriptomic data, BioTuring single-cell team naively […]

How to explore “Characterizing smoking-induced transcriptional heterogeneity in the human bronchial epithelium at single-cell resolution” (Duclos et. al 2019) | BioTuring Cellpedia
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Multiple studies have shown smoking’s effects on the human bronchi. However, few have characterized its precise impact at cellular resolution. Published recently on Science Advances, a study by Duclos and colleagues has employed single-cell RNA sequencing into exploring the cellular changes in the human bronchial epithelium between current and never […]

Exploring “Dysfunctional CD8 T Cells Form a Proliferative, Dynamically Regulated Compartment within Human Melanoma” (Li et al., 2018) | BioTuring Cellpedia
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Welcome to our new BioTuring Cellpedia series! We are excited to introduce a new blog series that provides you with an overview of some interesting datasets indexed in BioTuring Browser public repository, a platform for instant access and reanalysis of published single-cell RNA-seq data. Details on their experimental designs and […]

A sub-clustering tutorial: explore T cell subsets with BioTuring Single-cell Browser
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Single-cell RNA sequencing technologies have enabled many exciting discoveries of novel cell types and sub-types, such as the rosehip neurons (Boldog et al., 2018), disease-associated microglia (Keren-Shaul et al., 2017) and lipid-associated macrophages (Jaitin, Adlung, Thaiss, Weiner and Li et al., 2019). While sub-clustering cell populations is essential to find […]

A new tool to interactively visualize single-cell objects (Seurat, Scanpy, SingleCellExperiments, …)
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Seurat (Butler et. al 2018) and Scanpy (Wolf et. al 2018) are two great analytics tools for single-cell RNA-seq data due to their straightforward and simple workflow. However, for those who want to interact with their data, and flexibly select a cell population outside a cluster for analysis, it is […]

4 simple steps to perform differential expression analysis in single-cell data using BioTuring Browser
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In single-cell data analysis, it is critical to understand how gene expression varies among different cell types, tissue compartments, conditions, or different patients. Although many tools and methods have been developed to support single-cell differential expression analysis, they all require some basic coding skills. In this blog, we show you […]

BioTuring Single-cell Browser: a modern interactive single-cell database with 3D visualizations and downstream analyses
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Single-cell sequencing technologies have brought up an unprecedented level of resolution to omics studies with extremely detailed views into individual cells’ expression patterns. With the emergence of drop-based sequencing methods, the resolution now even comes with scale and efficiency. In a single experiment, scientists can now profile hundreds of thousands […]

Single-cell News and Views: March 2019
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1. An atlas of acute myeloid leukemia at single-cell resolution Adapted from Galan et. al., 2019 Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer characterized by the accumulation of white blood cells in the bone marrow and blood. The disease has been notoriously challenging to study because of its extreme intratumoral […]

A review of Haining Lab’s work: Loss of ADAR1 in tumors overcomes resistance to immune checkpoint blockade
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Ever questioned why the immune system does not attack our own double-stranded RNA? Speaking of this, we should not ignore the role of ADAR, the gene that encodes Double-stranded RNA-specific adenosine deaminase enzyme, responsible for converting adenosines to inosines (A -> I editing) in double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) substrates. ADAR was […]