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Illumina: Jul 24, 2007

Illumina this week released two digital gene-expression applications that use its Genome Analyzer to generate genome-wide sequencing-based expression profiles of messenger RNA and small RNA.
Digital Gene Expression for Tag Profiling is a whole-genome expression application that can generate profiles for any transcript from any gene in any organism, Illumina said. The firm claims that the approach produces high-quality quantitative data empowering whole-genome profiling of any polyadenylated messenger RNA.
Digital Gene Expression for Small RNA Analysis, meantime, is a universal application that supports researchers interested in the discovery of all forms of small non-coding RNA from any organism, Illumina said. Using the Solexa sequencing technology, the approach has the ability to analyze up to 4 million small RNAs simultaneously in one sample, according to the firm.

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