Posts Tagged: quality control

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QIAxpert Game: Play to learn about sample quality control and to get a chance to win a QIAxpert!

Determining the purity and concentration of nucleic acid samples is an essential application in molecular biology today. One of the greatest challenges is ensuring that each nucleic acid sample has an adequate concentration and that any chemical contaminants or other impurities are detected. Several analysis instruments are available for this purpose, including QIAGEN’s QIAxpert System…. Read article →


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In-process controls take your qPCR results to a higher level

But how? “I have used different internal controls in my qPCR experiments, such as GAPDH, beta-2 microglobulin, beta actin, R18S … but which one should I use now in my experiment?” “How can I compare levels of gene expression?” “Are RNA internal controls supplied by QIAGEN? Are they specially dedicated to specific genes or are… Read article →


Reproducibility

Reproducibility matters…

In science, the buzz around the reproducibility topic has been going on for some time now. Back in 2010 an article in The New Yorker called “The Truth Wears Off” addressed the concern of which results to believe when so-called validated findings could not be proven or replicated and led to retraction of scientific publications…. Read article →



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A day in the life of a cancer researcher

The song “A day in the life” sung by The Beatles has always been one of my favorites and probably the reason why many people contemplate what they do in their daily lives. Although I moved from academia to industry several years ago, I still have good friends working as post-doctorates who are specifically involved… Read article →