Posts Tagged: DNA

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Find every variant that matters – head-to-head comparison of targeted sequencing methods

In precision medicine, only a handful of DNA variants are going to be relevant for a specific disease or a targeted treatment. Identifying these variants can be difficult, depending on the DNA sample, the specific gene or region and the methodology used to detect them. Next-generation sequencing can deliver precise and accurate information on variants… Read article →



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Insights from the land down under

One of the things that immediately comes to mind when I think about Australia – besides kangaroos, dingoes, wombats, the great barrier reef, the Sydney opera house and Men at Work’s famous tune “Down Under” – is of course the cuddly and iconic koala. These creatures are special in many ways. Not only are they… Read article →


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Let’s celebrate DNA Day!

April 25, 1953, is a day to remember. That’s the day, sixty-five years ago, that DNA’s double-helical structure was published for the first time in a paper by James Watson and Francis Crick. The paper, printed in the journal Nature, together with papers from Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin, included evidence that the structure existed… Read article →


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Meet a microbiome researcher: Q&A with Dr. Aaron Ericsson

As a part of our Microbiome research interview series, we spoke with Dr. Aaron Ericsson. He is Director of the University of Missouri Metagenomics Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri. His research comprises several different projects, including: • A K01-funded study investigating the influence of… Read article →