NGS Pre-Analytics

Biogenesis

miRNA-seq vs qPCR in 2017: an update

Time marches on and technology with it, and these new advances yield new perspectives. Of particular interest to this blog is the changing technology and perspective on microRNA profiling methods. Two years ago, I wrote about the pros and cons of 3 methods commonly used for miRNA expression analysis, NGS, qPCR and microarray, and concluded… Read article →


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QIAGEN at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017 – innovations in NGS and more!

Graced by beautiful spring weather in Washington, D.C., the AACR Annual Meeting 2017 brought together scientists from around the globe to share insights into the latest and most exciting cancer research. At the QIAGEN booth, our colleagues shared the latest in QIAGEN innovations, including the revolutionary QIAscout single-cell isolation system, and spoke to customers about NGS,… Read article →



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The details in the differences – painting a clearer picture of tumor heterogeneity

To say tumor biology is complex is an understatement. Not only can tumors vary genetically, phenotypically and metabolically, there are even differences in cells within a single tumor. Collectively, this is referred to as tumor heterogeneity, and is used as a basis for the classification of tumors into subtypes, predominantly based on cancer-specific genomic or… Read article →