NEW YORK, March 21 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institute of Standards and Technology has extended to April 28 the deadline for RNA sequence contributions to be included in its first round of testing.
The sequences, which will be used in a manner mimicking portions of typical mammalian mRNA transcripts, must be released to the public domain.
NIST is building a library of RNA reference materials as part of a program with the External RNA Controls Consortium. The library of controls is expected to lead to commercial products.
Further details on selection of sequences can be found here: