Neuroscience research, especially in areas like neurodegenerative disease, psychiatric disorders, and neural development and differentiation, has been hampered by the inability to build complete pictures and detailed views of complex single cell biology. With multi-assay experiments, researchers can combine technologies to examine the central nervous system from many angles, opening up new and previously inaccessible opportunities for future study.
To support neuroscientists taking a multipronged approach, in February, we launched the Neuroscience Scientific Challenge, giving researchers the chance to win a complete multi-assay experiment, including reagents, sequencing, and service, performed by 10x Genomics partner lab, Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core (AGCT). We asked researchers from around the globe to submit their proposals for an experiment using a combination of 10x Genomics single cell and spatial technologies, and the response was incredible. We were thrilled to see how many of you are out there working to deepen our understanding of neuroscience with multidimensional views of the brain and nervous system.