MicroRNAs for Risk Prediction

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Predicting whether or not cancer patients will develop another primary tumor or experience a relapse is a tricky business. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Xifeng Wu and her colleagues have found 18 SNPs in microRNA biogenesis genes and miRNA binding sites that are associated with an increased risk of head and neck cancer patients developing a second primary tumor, or relapsing.

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This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.