Small RNA Barcoding for Sample Multiplexing
News Jan 25, 2010
They significantly increase scale and throughput while reducing costs by allowing the user to pool multiple library preparations into a single sequencing reaction. The AIR Barcoded Adapters enable the user to detect rare sample events amongst hundreds of samples, across several time points and even multiple genomes. Predesigned AIR Barcoded Adapters, are available in sets of 10, 20, or 30 and were designed based on uniform melting temperature (Tm) and sequences that have unique color space. Once attached to a sample, they may be pooled together and sequenced in a single flow cell run. Analysis post run allows the user to identify the sequence barcode back to specific samples.
4000-Year Old DNA Helps Track the Spread of Rice Farming in AsiaNews
Rice farming spread far and wide in ancient Southeast Asia, but how it got there has been a mystery. Now, a study of 4000-year-old DNA—a rare find in this region—suggests it came with farmers migrating from China, where rice farming originated.
Island Life: Worm-eating Mice Hold Clues to EvolutionNews
How much space does a population need to branch out and form a new species? A small island in the Philippines, and four species of mice that live on it, have helped researchers work out the answer.READ MORE
Gonorrhoea Genome Maps Out STD Across EuropeNews
The first European-wide genomic survey of gonorrhoea has mapped antibiotic resistance in this sexually transmitted disease throughout the continent. Researchers also showed that using DNA sequencing data they could accurately determine antibiotic resistance and identify incorrect laboratory test results.
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