Rubicon Genomics this week launched the first product in its ThruPlex family of sample prep kits designed and optimized for next-generation sequencing.

The kit, called ThruPlex-FD, uses Rubicon's DNA repair and ligation methods to deliver significantly faster and more sensitive sequencing of plasma, formalin-fixed, ChIP and other fragmented DNA with substantially increased throughput. The kits are also applicable to sample preparation for PCR and microarray testing, the company said.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.