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Questions about techniques in which the genetic material of a single cell is analysed individually

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Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq): filtering cells by transcript counts, how to choose cutoffs?

I am running a notebook with example for the MAGIC algorithm. In the data preprocessing step, a filtering operation is required to filter out cells with a small count of transcripts. My question is ...
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How to compute the chance of failing to detect a gene given the detection limit of a protocol

In Shapiro et al., when discussing about loss of molecules as source of error in single-cell sequencing, it is written that: Another source of error is losses, which can be severe. The detection ...
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Mini-bulk RNA-seq and scRNA-seq analysis differences?

We have RNA-seq data from libraries prepared using the Smartseq2 single-cell protocol on 500 cells (mini-bulk) / library. The complexity is much better than with single-cells (~14k genes for 1.5M ...
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How to trim adapter sequences from GSE65360 in order to map the reads?

I am trying to map single-cell chromatin accessibility data from doi:10.1038/nature14590, obtained using scATAC-seq, to the reference genome. Example paired-end reads are here. The reads contain ...
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What is the actual cause of excessive zeroes in single cell RNA-seq data? Is it PCR?

First, sorry if I am missing something basic - I am a programmer recently turned bioinformatician so I still don't know a lot of stuff. This is a cross post with a Biostars question hope that's not ...
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Getting hierarchy of cell populations with Drop-seq data

I plan on collecting some drop-seq data from brain tissue (from mice and humans). Using only the 75-85% of genes that have 1:1 orthology between mice and humans, I'd like to cluster the cells by ...
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Cellranger aggr and Seurat merge difference?

I have multiple libraries of 10x Chromium single-cell RNA-seq data, which I'd like to combine. One option is using cellranger aggr which by default does a depth ...

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