Researchers from China report on results of a computational analysis on gene expression profiles from a wide range of mouse cell and tissue types. Using RNA sequencing data on 921 samples representing almost 300 mouse cell or tissue types, the team came up with computational approaches for predicting germ layers and cell type identity based on expression profiles.

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