Chaim Putterman: Single Cell RNA Sequencing in Human Disease: Renal, Pancreatic, and Viral Diseases (Adv Exp Med Biol .)

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In this chapter, we discussed some of the specific uses of scRNA-seq in exploring viral infections and diseases of the kidney and pancreas. This review, however, is by no means exhaustive, and indeed this technology has advanced the study of pulmonary and cardiac diseases, transplant immunology, cancer, and many others as well. Nevertheless, the above reviewed studies do illustrate the utility and resolution of scRNA-seq in understanding exact cellular compositions, discovering heterogeneity within cellular expression patterns, and uncovering clues that may eventually lead to the development of more targeted and personalized therapies. Additionally, the increasing availability of whole tissue cellular atlases in both health and disease as a result of scRNA-seq studies provides an important resource to better understand complicated molecular signaling patterns and events that are similar and different between human diseases.