A multi-omics atlas of the human retina at single-cell resolution
Cell types in the human retina is highly heterogeneous with their abundance varies by several orders of magnitude. To decipher the complexity of gene expression and regulation of the human retinal cell types, we generated a multi-omics single-cell atlas of the adult human retina, including over 250K nuclei for single-nuclei RNA-seq and 150K nuclei for single-nuclei ATAC-seq. Over 60 cell subtypes have been identified based on their transcriptomic profiles, reaching a sensitivity of 0.01%. Integrative analysis of this single-cell multi-omics dataset identified gene regulatory elements across the genome for each cell subtype. In addition, when combined with other data modalities, such as eQTL, potential causal variants can be identified through fine mapping. Taken together, this new dataset represents the most comprehensive single-cell multi-omics profiling for the human retina that enables in-depth molecular characterization of most cell subtypes.
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Selected Cell Types
Disease Status (Specimen)
Disease Status (Donor)
Library Construction Method
Nucleic Acid Source
Cell Count Estimate536.5k