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Illustration of a visualization of mRNA expression data of a tissue sample. credit to 10xgenomics https://spatialtranscriptomics.com/technology/

Background

The field of image analysis has developed greatly over the past years. Tools that are researched in this field could be used for many tasks; I will focus in this project on a task from the medicinal and genetical worlds.

An interesting sub-field of bio-engineering research which will be discussed in here is the exploration of links between gene expression and visual features in cell morphology.

“Spatial transcriptomics” (denoted ‘ST’ from now) is an analysis method that provides spatial gene expression information in different spots within a biopsy sample. For each spatial location and its gene expression level, a fraction of the biopsy image is linked. …

Roy R.

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