Reversed graph embedding resolves complex single-cell trajectories


Our next meeting will be at 11:00 on September 26th, in room 4160 of the Discovery building. Our Selected paper is Reversed graph embedding resolves complex single-cell trajectories.
The abstract is as follows.

Single-cell trajectories can unveil how gene regulation governs cell fate decisions. However, learning the structure of complex trajectories with multiple branches remains a challenging computational problem. We present Monocle 2, an algorithm that uses reversed graph embedding to describe multiple fate decisions in a fully unsupervised manner. We applied Monocle 2 to two studies of blood development and found that mutations in the genes encoding key lineage transcription factors divert cells to alternative fates.

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