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New Collaborative Frontier

The University Imaging Centers and University of Minnesota Genomics Center are excited to announce the arrival of Spatial Transcriptomics at the University of Minnesota.

Spatial Transcriptomics technology is an exciting new collaborative frontier between the UIC and UMGC that will provide new avenues for researchers to increase their understanding of cells in their morphological context. The relationship between cells and their relative locations within a tissue sample can be critical to understanding disease pathology. Spatial transcriptomics is a groundbreaking technology that allows scientists to measure all the gene activity in a tissue sample and map where the activity is occurring. Already this technology is leading to new discoveries that will prove instrumental in helping scientists gain a better understanding of biological processes and disease.