Posts Tagged: NGS

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Join our webinar: State-of-the-art NGS library quality control solutions

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is revolutionizing life science research and healthcare. The advent of multiple platforms has opened the doors to increased throughput, speed, sensitivity and flexibility, providing researchers with valuable insights at an unprecedented rate. While recent technological developments have made NGS more accessible to smaller labs, many barriers to implementation still remain. NGS workflows… Read article →


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Barcodes in NGS: sample vs molecular

NGS data can be extremely complex, and technology that helps improve the accuracy of data analysis can make the difference between drawing the right conclusions or the wrong ones. Sample and molecular barcodes serve roughly the same purpose as barcodes in any other context – they’re unique identifiers that distinguish and group like items together. But unless you’ve… Read article →


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miRNA-seq – when should you use it, and what are the challenges?

Exploring microRNA expression and function has led to some important discoveries about the regulation of gene expression in normal biological processes and disease states, and has even recently given rise to unique circulating biomarker signatures. qPCR and microarrays are the traditional techniques used to assess microRNA expression, and they have their strong points – qPCR… Read article →


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Keep calm, the chaperones are on!

The original nano-machines I was quite excited to hear the announcement that the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to a group of 3 European scientists for developing “nano-machines,” a technological breakthrough which crafted the path for the world’s first smart materials. Sir Fraser Stoddart, Bernard Feringa and Jean-Pierre Sauvage developed the world´s smallest… Read article →


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Novel digital sequencing technology promises to advance oncology research

As research uncovers the underlying mutations and mechanisms that drive oncogenesis and cancer progression, it’s becoming clearer that cures are likely to come not from a single silver bullet, but from identifying each individual’s personal cancer drivers. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is the leading strategy for finding sequence variants and fusion genes responsible for cancer, and targeted… Read article →