Posts Tagged: RNAseq


Fusion genes: what, why and how by Raed Samara, Ph.D.

Fusion genes are hybrid genes formed by the fusion of two separate genes. Translocation, interstitial deletion and chromosomal inversions are some of the genetic events that can lead to the formation of fusion genes. The occurrence of fusion genes and its implications in cancer have already been known, but the emergence of NGS technology –… Read article →


Top FAQs about digital RNAseq

Earlier this year, QIAGEN launched a new alternative for gene expression profiling which is based on digital RNA sequencing technology. It combines the power of NGS with the accuracy of qPCR and the analytical power of Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA). As a part of this launch, we held a 3-part educational webinar series focused on… Read article →


Biofluid microRNA profiling

The development of biomarkers will be essential for the future of diagnostic, prognostic and predictive medicine. Diagnostic biomarkers may be used to detect cancer, heart failure, stroke or a number of other diseases. Prognostic biomarkers predict patient outcome, while predictive biomarkers are essential for determining whether a cancer patient will respond to targeted therapy. Unfortunately, the translation… Read article →