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Top FAQs in qPCR

Since the development of high-throughput techniques such as next-generation sequencing and RNA-seq, “omics” type data has really taken off. Proven methods, like qPCR, are routinely used in combination with these high-throughput methods in labs across the world. Real-time PCR (quantitative PCR, qPCR) is a well-established method for gene expression analysis due to its superior sensitivity,… Read article →


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A day in the life of a cancer researcher

The song “A day in the life” sung by The Beatles has always been one of my favorites and probably the reason why many people contemplate what they do in their daily lives. Although I moved from academia to industry several years ago, I still have good friends working as post-doctorates who are specifically involved… Read article →


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MicroRNA sorting in exosomes and determination of cell fate

Liquid biopsy, that is, sampling and analysis of DNA, RNA and proteins found in blood or other body fluids, offers a potentially non-invasive and cost-effective way to gain insight into cancer and other disease detection and progression. Within blood, both healthy and diseased cells release small vesicles termed extracellular vesicles (EVs) that carry information from… Read article →