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Time to multiply your library preparations?

It is a proven fact now that next-generation sequencing provides a wealth of data, and can open doors to a multitude of molecular insights in diverse fields – from cancer and stem cell research to microbiology, epigenetics and infectious disease research. DNA library construction is a critical step in the process, since the library DNA… Read article →



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Day 3 at ASHG 2015: Real-life application of genetic variations

(Editor’s note: Missed the earlier ASHG recaps? Find them here! Day One Day Two) In yesterday’s blog, I talked about genetic variability and some concerns about its usefulness. So today, I attended a late evening session, “Clinical Impact of Genetic Variation,” to learn more about how these findings are being used for clinical purposes. The session was led by… Read article →



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Precision Medicine Initiative: recruiting a million people to improve health

ASHG 2015 began yesterday with two great sessions. In the first, ASHG president Dr. Neil Risch reflected on the history of the organization and ASHG’s evolution over the years. In the second session, the Presidential Symposium on “Genetic Epidemiology at Scale: High Throughput Genomics Linked to Large Scale EHR systems,” Dr. Francis Collins talked about the precision… Read article →