Posts Tagged: NGS

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Environmental toxin biomarkers

What impact do environmental contaminants have on human health? Until recently, it was difficult to adequately address this complex question. From animal models and cell and tissue culture studies, it has been clear for quite some time that contaminants ranging from heavy metals to organic chemicals like BPA, PCBs and dioxins can be extremely detrimental… Read article →



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New webinar shows synergy between two miRNA detection techniques

In our last post, we discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the three most popular techniques for miRNA detection, qPCR, miRNA-seq and microarray. We ultimately concluded that these miRNA detection technologies are appropriate for different experimental circumstances, and a lab’s decision about which to use should be driven by their research goals. Today, I’m excited to report on a presentation about… Read article →



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Targeted DNA sequencing: why you might miss some mutations

One of our favorite things here at QIAGEN is the concept of targeted DNA sequencing. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s an approach that involves enriching specific regions of a gene prior to NGS. More scientists have been adopting this strategy recently because it has three key advantages over whole-genome sequencing. Namely, targeted… Read article →