New Report Highlights Biases of Different Technologies in microRNA Analyses | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Small RNA cloning and sequencing strategies can affect microRNA expression signatures, confounding efforts to study the roles of the small RNAs in biology, according to new research.

As such, data should be compiled using a combination of techniques in addition to high-throughput sequencing approaches, according to a team led by investigators from the University of Tours in France.

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