Accurate identification of single-nucleotide variants in whole-genome-amplified single cells

Xiao Dong, Lei Zhang, Brandon Milholland, Moonsook Lee, Alexander Y. Maslov, Tao Wang, Jan Vijg

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Mutation analysis in single-cell genomes is prone to artifacts associated with cell lysis and whole-genome amplification. Here we addressed these issues by developing single-cell multiple displacement amplification (SCMDA) and a general-purpose single-cell-variant caller, SCcaller ( By comparing SCMDA-amplified single cells with unamplified clones from the same population, we validated the procedure as a firm foundation for standardized somatic-mutation analysis in single-cell genomics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNature Methods
StateAccepted/In press - Mar 20 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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