Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Miki et al. develop synthetic miRNA switches for isolating cell populations that are otherwise difficult to purify. Several miRNA-responsive switches precisely and efficiently isolate human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes, and miRNA switches can be programmed for purification of various cell types including hPSC-derived endothelial cells, hepatocytes, and insulin-producing cells.
Combined Single-Cell Functional and Gene Expression Analysis Resolves Heterogeneity within Stem Cell Populations
Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Wilson et al. combine single-cell functional assays with flow cytometric index sorting and single-cell gene expression assays to reveal gene expression programs of HSCs with durable self-renewal potential in transplantation assays. They also demonstrate the broader applicability of this approach for linking key molecules with defined stem cell functions.