Cellular barcoding: lineage tracing, screening and beyond

Kebschull, J. M., Zador, A. M. (November 2018) Cellular barcoding: lineage tracing, screening and beyond. Nat Methods, 15 (11). pp. 871-879. ISSN 1548-7091

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30377352
DOI: 10.1038/s41592-018-0185-x


Cellular barcoding is a technique in which individual cells are labeled with unique nucleic acid sequences, termed barcodes, so that they can be tracked through space and time. Cellular barcoding can be used to track millions of cells in parallel, and thus is an efficient approach for investigating heterogeneous populations of cells. Over the past 25 years, cellular barcoding has been used for fate mapping, lineage tracing and high-throughput screening, and has led to important insights into developmental biology and gene function. Driven by plummeting sequencing costs and the power of synthetic biology, barcoding is now expanding beyond traditional applications and into diverse fields such as neuroanatomy and the recording of cellular activity. In this review, we discuss the fundamental principles of cellular barcoding, including the underlying mathematics, and its applications in both new and established fields.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: Investigative techniques and equipment
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Communities: CSHL labs > Zador lab
School of Biological Sciences > Publications
Depositing User: Matthew Dunn
Date: November 2018
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 17:47
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 21:27
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/37489

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