High-definition spatial transcriptomics for in situ tissue profiling

Sanja Vickovic, Gökcen Eraslan, Fredrik Salmén, Johanna Klughammer, Linnea Stenbeck, Denis Schapiro, Tarmo Äijö, Richard Bonneau, Ludvig Bergenstråhle, José Fernandéz Navarro, Joshua Gould, Gabriel K. Griffin, Åke Borg, Mostafa Ronaghi, Jonas Frisén, Joakim Lundeberg, Aviv Regev, Patrik L. Ståhl

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Spatial and molecular characteristics determine tissue function, yet high-resolution methods to capture both concurrently are lacking. Here, we developed high-definition spatial transcriptomics, which captures RNA from histological tissue sections on a dense, spatially barcoded bead array. Each experiment recovers several hundred thousand transcript-coupled spatial barcodes at 2-μm resolution, as demonstrated in mouse brain and primary breast cancer. This opens the way to high-resolution spatial analysis of cells and tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)987-990
Number of pages4
JournalNature methods
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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