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DNA Isolation From Low Input Samples

Whole genome sequencing and related ‘omics’ technologies have paved the way for many new possibilities within basic and clinical research, and they are becoming an integral part of the personalised medicine era by identifying individual genotypes that can direct diagnosis and therapy.

Besides a sequencing instrument, reagents and personnel who can translate the sequencing reads into workable data, the only, albeit, most important prerequisite is a sufficient amount of high-quality genomic DNA.

Size Matters! Long-Read DNA Sequencing

Modern genomics seems to be undergoing a shift from using short-read technologies to sequence large numbers of genomes with the aim of detecting SNPs, to sequencing fewer genomes using long-read technologies that can resolve more complex events, e.g., structural rearrangements, copy number variations, and repeat expansions.

DNA/RNA Shield™ for Next-Generation DNA & RNA Sample Preservation

Nowadays, the sky is the limit when it comes to the number of ways we can investigate our favorite organism or cell type. ‘Omics’ approaches such as genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, metagenomics, and metatranscriptomics have the power to generate massive amounts of valuable information that can help us to better understand biological processes, develop new diagnostic tools, and find new ways to treat diseases.

Skip Lengthy DNA Isolation with Direct PCR!

Since its dawn in the 1980s, PCR has become a mainstay in most clinical and biological research laboratories. While Real-Time PCR is invaluable in gene expression analysis and determination of gene copy number, end-point PCR remains the method of choice for many screening applications, such as genotyping, paternity testing, pathogen screening, and transgene detection, to name a few.