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Droplet scRNA-seq is not zero-inflated

Svensson, Valentine (2019) Droplet scRNA-seq is not zero-inflated. . (Unpublished)

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Potential users of single cell RNA-sequencing often encounter a choice between high-throughput droplet based methods and high sensitivity plate based methods. In particular there is a widespread belief that single-cell RNA-sequencing will often fail to generate measurements for particular gene, cell pairs due to molecular inefficiencies, causing data to have an overabundance of zero-values. Investigation of published data of technical controls in droplet based single cell RNA-seq experiments demonstrates the number of zeros in the data is consistent with count statistics, indicating that over-abundances of zero-values in biological data are likely due to biological variation as opposed to technical shortcomings.

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Additional Information:The copyright holder for this preprint is the author/funder, who has granted bioRxiv a license to display the preprint in perpetuity. All rights reserved. No reuse allowed without permission. bioRxiv preprint first posted online Mar. 19, 2019. All analysis and figure generation functions are available in a notebook at the same figshare project as the data, as well as on Github3.
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Official Citation:Droplet scRNA-seq is not zero-inflated. Valentine Svensson. bioRxiv 582064; doi:
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:19 Mar 2019 18:21
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