Conquering the Almighty Cell


That single-cell biology is one of the biggest new trends in the field comes as no surprise to Michelle Khine, an assistant professor in the school of engineering at the University of California, Merced. “We are seeing more and more the need to do single-cell measurements because traditional bulk-population methods output only the mean response of the cells. This population average could be very different from the actual response of each cell,” she says. “In biomedical research, a lot of times, we’re interested in the outliers’ behavior.”

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