Decoding cell lineage from acquired mutations using arbitrary deep sequencing

Cheryl A. Carlson, Arnold Kas, Robert Kirkwood, Laura E. Hays, Bradley D. Preston, Stephen J. Salipante, Marshall S. Horwitz

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Because mutations are inevitable, the genome of each cell in a multicellular organism becomes unique and therefore encodes a record of its ancestry. Here we coupled arbitrary single primer PCR with next-generation DNA sequencing to catalog mutations and deconvolve the phylogeny of cultured mouse cells. This study helps pave the way toward construction of retrospective cell-fate maps based on mutations accumulating in genomes of somatic cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalNature Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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