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Download to watch anytime – webinar on NGS for cancer research

DNA sequence information is important for virtually all branches of biomedical research. Given the genetic aspect of the disease, cancer research is at the forefront of DNA sequencing efforts. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has been adopted as a technology of choice for cataloging mutations that can be translated into new diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic targets. In… Read article →


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Combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The CDC estimates that each year in the United States, antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken two million people, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result. In addition, antibiotic resistance is a threat to animals, agriculture, and the economy. In March of 2015, the White House released a comprehensive national action plan to combat antibiotic-resistant… Read article →


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Getting started with NGS? Join our upcoming NGS series, beginning Sept. 8!

QIAGEN is hosting a four-part series on Tuesdays in September, “NGS overview, application, optimization and data analysis”, beginning September 8th: Part 1: Next-Generation Sequencing, an Introduction to Technology and Applications Sept 8, 1 pm EDT, 10 am PDT This webinar provides a technical overview of DNA/RNA preprocessing, template preparation, sequencing, and data analysis. It will cover… Read article →


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Putting the reins on immunity – using microRNAs to monitor autoimmune therapy

The mammalian immune system is a complex, lethal collection of cells and molecules that controls and eliminates threats to the body. The innate branch launches a quick response from phagocytes and natural killer cells, while the adaptive branch generates memory cells to create long-lasting defense against a second exposure. However, the immune system isn’t foolproof…. Read article →


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Next-generation sample preparation for liquid biopsy research

The use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) continues to grow due to several factors. Traditional Sanger sequencing performs a single read for each reaction, while NGS generates millions of sequencing reads simultaneously.  Although the accuracy of a single NGS sequence is lower, multiple reads are generated and aligned for a single run, generating an accurate consensus… Read article →