NGS Pre-Analytics

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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 →


Eliminating contaminants in miRNA-seq libaries just got easier

microRNA sequencing is not only useful for finding novel microRNAs and detecting isomiRs; it’s also an attractive method for miRNA expression profiling, particularly when combined with molecular indexing to boost quantification accuracy (see our previous post, Barcodes in NGS: sample vs molecular). But preparing a library to sequence purely microRNAs can be difficult due to contaminating… Read article →