Live webinar – overcoming challenges of FFPE samples

Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections are valuable sample sources for biomedical research. FFPE technique preserves the morphology and cellular details of the tissues for long periods. This technique also allows storage of tissue samples at ambient temperatures, which translates to convenience and cost-effectiveness. FFPE tissues likely represent the most common source of archived biological material…. Read article →

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Top 10 FAQs in whole genome sequencing for low-input samples

Whether you’re getting a comprehensive view of the genome with whole genome sequencing (WGS) or focusing on the coding regions with whole exome sequencing (WES) and hybrid capture, a remaining bottleneck in next-generation sequencing (NGS) is the library preparation step. Due to risks such as sample loss and handling errors, as well as increased time… Read article →

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Urine liquid biopsies as a promising biomarker source

The concept of “precision medicine,” an emerging approach using the genetic changes in a patient’s tumor to determine their disease treatment and prevention, can be seen as a new epoch in cancer management. Extracellular vesicles and exosomes are of high interest in the scientific community due to their role in intercellular communications. Especially the role… Read article →

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Celebrate National DNA Day on April 25th

National DNA Day is celebrated on April 25 each year and commemorates two of the biggest scientific milestones – the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953, and the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Looking at the historical timeline of DNA, the landmark discovery of James Watson, Francis Crick and… Read article →