Blood is a proven, reliable sample source when it comes to DNA analysis; however, it is time consuming, expensive and an invasive collection for donors. Finding a comparable source of genetic material that is more cost effective and less invasive would be extremely beneficial. Could saliva be the answer? Read this white paper for an in-depth analysis of DNA quality, sample type functionality/ease-of-use and costs associated with saliva and blood for DNA collection.
For any analysis of the gut microbiota, it is essential to capture an accurate microbiome snapshot of the richness and relative abundance of microbes present at the moment of collection. Each collection and transportation method has the potential to expose samples to conditions incompatible with microbiome stabilization. Failure to properly stabilize the microbiome during sample collection, transport, and processing risk obscuring the biological and clinical meaning of the microbiome profile.
RNA sequencing is rapidly gaining popularity in research and drug development with distinct advantages over microarrays and other technologies. Considerations for sample preparation, sequencing strategy and bioinformatics are critical for consistent quality data, especially when dealing with challenging FFPE samples.
Learn how BGI used its extensive NGS experience to optimize complete workflows and QA processes to obtain the best results.