For decades, the fields of cell science and molecular biology followed distinct routes. Microscopy was used to explore cellular structures and dynamics, whereas genomics techniques were used to investigate gene expression in homogenized tumor samples containing millions of cells, providing no in situ context. However, recent technological advances have transformed our ability to assess cellular heterogeneity and pinpoint where it is occurring.
Download this infographic to discover how spatial biology:
- Can elucidate biological activity in relation to environment
- Is utilized in neuroscience and cancer research
- Can be explored using various technologies