Press release Hubrecht Institute KNAW

Tomo-seq: a 3D atlas of gene expression patterns

23 October 2014

Scientists at the Hubrecht Institute, a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, have in collaboration with researchers from Groningen, Los Angeles and Dresden developed a revolutionary technique to map the spatial expression patterns of all genes in an embryo at the same time.

The discovery of tomo-seq is a breakthrough in the search for factors that are important in development, aging and cancer. An article was published in Cell this week about this discovery.

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Logo Hubrecht InstituutThe Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Research at the Hubrecht Institute focuses on developmental biology and stem cells. The research program of the Hubrecht Institute is unique in the Netherlands and worldwide because it focuses on the entire developmental biology: from fertilization to the adult organism. The Hubrecht Institute is affiliated with the University Medical Center Utrecht since 2008. More information can be found on www.hubrecht.eu.