Author: Nachiket Kashikar, PhD
Over the past few years, spatial biology tools have taken the life science research community by storm. Among pathologists – who regularly analyze tissue sections and have a keen understanding of the importance of spatial context in diagnostics – this new suite of technologies may not seem revolutionary. But spatial biology promises to transform the practice of pathology just as much as it has the experiments performed in research labs. These tools aim to bring together the best of both worlds, delivering deep molecular profiles in situ from a tissue section.