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ABRF Study Explores microRNA Array Platforms
By Bernadette Toner

Several research groups under the auspices of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities are comparing how different microarray platforms stack up when it comes to microRNA analysis.

According to preliminary results of the ongoing study that were presented at ABRF's annual meeting here this week, miRNA arrays from Affymetrix, Illumina, Agilent, and Exiqon all show different strengths and shortcomings regarding sensitivity and reproducibility.

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Oct
17
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

Oct
25
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.