BioStorage Technologies to Study How Sample Prep Methods Affect DNA, RNA | GenomeWeb

BioStorage Technologies said this week that it has initiated the "Integrity" study to measure the effect of time, temperature, and preparation methods on DNA and RNA samples.

The two-year study will analyze human whole blood samples, comparing fresh samples, frozen pre-extracted samples, and extracted nucleic acids, which require freeze/thaw cycles for processing. Investigators will also evaluate various storage temperatures and aliquoting strategies over the length of the study.

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