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Dharmacon is seeking to set standards for siRNA function.

At his presentation to the Beyond Genome conference at San Diego's civic center June 16, Dharmacon executive vice president of R&D Bill Marshall outlined these standards.

First, the company is recommending that researchers use 100 nanomols of siRNA. "We've selected 100 nanomols because what we've found is by the 100 nanomol point, you have reached a plateau of the inherent functionality of any siRNA sequence," Marshall told GenomeWeb.

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This webinar, the first in a “Meet the Authors” series sponsored by Mission Bio, will discuss the application of single-cell analysis to decipher clonal evolution across several stages of disease development in myeloid malignancies. 

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Recent advances in single-cell technologies have provided unprecedented -omic-level insights into cellular heterogeneity and function.