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AFDAA 2017

Join us at the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators (AFDAA) 2017 summer meeting in Austin, TX on July 6–7, 2017. The two-day conference will showcase the latest developments in forensic DNA analysis. Stop by our booth to meet our experts and learn about our Sample to Insight solutions for your laboratory. We will… Read article →


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Join us for the Summer of NGS!

The weather is heating up here at QIAGEN’s US offices, and so are our NGS technologies! We’ve already come out with several advances over the past year, and more is in store for the second half of 2017 – stay tuned! This July, we held a special webinar series event showcasing a variety of aspects of NGS technology…. Read article →


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Road to the cure – from stem cells to new muscle

What’s the best way to describe a researcher’s path in life science? “Road to the Cure” fits almost perfectly. Nearly every research topic in life science is connected to a disease, so whether you are working, for example, in cancer, neurodegenerative diseases or muscular dystrophy research, all that matters is that you are on the… Read article →


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New white paper – “Overcoming Implementation Challenges for High-Throughput Workflows with the STAR Q SP/AS Instrument in HID and Forensics”

With increasingly sensitive PCR kits now enabling DNA results from ever more challenging samples, and the push by law enforcement for broader utilization of DNA in forensic casework, demands on DNA testing laboratories are rising. To address this growing caseload and the backlogs frequently associated with it, many laboratories have turned to high-throughput automation to… Read article →


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Breaking the metastasis cycle: Is ROS-activated β-globin expression required for CTC survival?

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are chemical molecules containing a highly reactive oxygen molecule. These molecules are formed as by-products of cellular metabolism, but also serve intracellularly as signaling molecules. ROS examples include peroxides, superoxide, hydroxyl radical and singlet oxygen. When present within cells in significant amounts, ROS can be indicators of oxidative cellular stress, and… Read article →