Integrated DNA Technologies has released xGen universal blocking oligos, a line of oligonucleotides that prevent cross-hybridization between adapter sequences or hybridization of adapters to capture probes.

Blocking oligos, the company noted, are ligated to the DNA library before enrichment to prevent non-specific binding.

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