COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) – By overlaying a thin slice of tissue atop a high-density array, researchers can begin to see just where in that tissue various genes are expressed, Fredrik Salmén from Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology said Tuesday during a presentation at the Biology of Genomes meeting.

Spatial transcriptomics is a "method we developed to combine morphological and gene expression data," Salmén said.

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