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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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Circulating tumor cell (CTC) biomarkers in liquid biopsy – not ready for prime time?

Currently, the only FDA-approved use of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is identifying and counting CTCs in whole blood from patients with metastatic breast, colon or prostate cancer (1). Based upon recent developments, enumeration of CTCs is only the tip of the iceberg. Molecular characterization of CTCs would permit noninvasive genotyping in real time, potentially sampling… Read article →