Studying hematopoiesis using single-cell technologies

Ye, F., Huang, W., Guo, G.

Hematopoiesis is probably the best-understood stem cell differentiation system; hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation represents the most widely used regenerative therapy. The classical view of lineage hierarchy in hematopoiesis is built on cell type definition system by a group of cell surface markers. However, the traditional model is facing increasing challenges, as many classical cell types are proved to be heterogeneous. Recently, the developments of new technologies allow genome, transcriptome, proteome, and epigenome analysis at the single-cell level. For the first time, we can study hematopoietic system at single-cell resolution on a multi-omic scale. Here, we review recent technical advances in single-cell analysis technology, as well as their current applications. We will also discuss the impact of single-cell technologies on both basic research and clinical application in hematology.


Ye, F., Huang, W., Guo, G. "Studying hematopoiesis using single-cell technologies" Journal of Hematology and Oncology (2017): 27