By Monica Heger

Despite the technical challenges of single-cell sequencing, researchers have begun using the technique to better study single bacterial species from metagenomic samples.

Presenting last week at Cambridge Healthtech Institute's XGen Congress in San Diego, Calif., William Gerwick, professor at the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, showed how he has used the strategy to study certain species of cyanobacteria that produce anticancer compounds.

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