NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Verge Genomics has launched single-cell sequencing project for Parkinson's disease in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego and Belgian life sciences research institute VIB. 

The group will combine VIB's single-cell RNA sequencing technology, tissue samples from UCSD, and Verge's machine learning platform to sequence genes expressed in the nuclei of brain tissue from people with and without neurodegenerative disease. The effort's ultimate goal is to generate genomics data that can lead new Parkinson's treatments.

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