Question: Why are Cell Beads necessary?
Answer: Cell Beads contain individual cells in a hydrogel matrix. The Cell Beads are treated to lyse the cellular membrane and denature the genomic DNA, while keeping the genomic DNA retained within the Cell Bead. This allows each cell's genomic material to be barcoded with a unique 10x Barcode during the GEM incubation and barcoding step.
Products: Single Cell DNA