Posts Tagged: DNA

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Webinars on-demand: Digital NGS for RNA-seq, miRNA-seq and DNA-seq!

Digital NGS using Unique Molecular Indices (UMIs) is a game-changer in RNA-seq, miRNA-seq and DNA-seq, enabling accurate quantification by overcoming PCR bias. In May, we presented the details of this technology for gene expression, microRNA analysis and mutation detection as part of our NGS Week webinar series, and again in July as part of the Summer of… Read article →



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Effective genomic DNA removal – crucial for accurate gene expression analysis

Whether you are working with formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue or normal tissue samples, the elimination of genomic DNA (gDNA) from your RNA preps is crucial to obtain reliable results in gene expression analysis, especially if you want to determine the gene expression pattern in a specific cell or under specific conditions. Possible consequences of… Read article →


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Macrauchenia gets its place on the tree of life – thanks to ancient DNA analysis

Original photo courtesy of Ryan Somma. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons. Macrauchenia was a camel-like animal deriving its name from Auchenia, meaning “big neck” in Greek, and its first remains, which date back 7 million years, were found in South America, primarily in Argentina (1). Macrauchenia was a herbivore with its distinctive feature being… Read article →


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Let’s celebrate DNA Day!

April 25th 1953 is a day to remember. That’s the day 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 in biological systems (1,2,3)…. Read article →