This page provides educational resources, events, news and products related to next-generation sequencing techniques and applications, including sequencing technologies and DNA and RNA-based techniques utilizing anything from cultures and tissues, to single cells and environmental samples.
Next-Generation Sequencing – Highlights
Improving Your NGS Libraries
Download this infographic to discover an introduction to next-generation sequencing (NGS) and a variety of helpful tips and tricks to improve your NGS libraries.
How To Guide
How To Optimize Your NGS Workflow
Download this guide to find out tips and tricks for optimizing your NGS workflow.
RNA-Seq: Basics, Applications and Protocol
RNA-seq (RNA-sequencing) is a technique that can examine the quantity and sequences of RNA in a sample using next-generation sequencing (NGS). Here, we look at why RNA-seq is useful, how the technique works, a basic protocol that is commonly used today and challenges that remain.
Protein Family Is Key for Powerful Muscle Fiber Generation
A protein family’s role in the regulation of fast-twitch muscle fibers – those involved in fast and powerful movements – has been identified by scientists at the University of Tsukuba. The research is published in Cell Reports.
Bacteria From Meat a Likely Cause of Many Urinary Tract Infections
A new study suggests that E. coli from meat products may be responsible for hundreds of thousands of urinary tract infections in the U.S. each year.
Why Do We Struggle To See Animals as Sentient?
New research from the University of Kent has indicated why people may be skeptical of evidence that animals are capable of feeling emotions.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Genome Has Been Sequenced
An international team of scientists has sequenced DNA from five locks of Beethoven’s hair that were collected in the last seven years of his life. The research, published in Current Biology, offers new insights into the renowned German composer’s health difficulties and ancestry.
PacBio Announces New Informatics Analysis Method for Highly Homologous Genes
PacBio has announced a new informatics method that genotypes gene paralogs and pseudogenes with high accuracy.
ioGABAergic Neurons – iPSC-Derived Inhibitory Neurons With >95% Purity
Discover ioGABAergic Neurons from bit.bio and avoid unwanted excitatory neurons obscuring inhibitory signals in your experiments. Using a simple protocol, consistently go from cryopreserved cells to mature, functional, experiment-ready hiPSC-derived GABAergic neurons with >95% purity in 12 days.
Agilent Inspires at SLAS2023, Highlighting Innovative Automated Workflow Solutions
Agilent Technologies Inc. will highlight a suite of automated laboratory workflow solutions at the SLAS2023 International Conference and Exhibition held February 25 through March 1 in San Diego.