Rare Cell Type Detection

  • Lan JiangEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1935)


High-throughput single-cell technologies have great potential to discover new cell types. Here, we present a novel computational method, called GiniClust (Jiang et al., Genome Biol 17(1):144, 2016), to overcome the challenge of detecting rare cell types that are distinct from a large population.

Key words

Clustering Single-cell analysis RNA-seq qPCR Gini index Rare cell type 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Howard Hughes Medical InstituteBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Program in Cellular and Molecular MedicineBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of PediatricsBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA

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