NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Drawing on techniques it honed working with ancient DNA, researchers from Stanford University have designed a targeted next-generation sequencing panel for forensic applications that they say is amenable to degraded DNA and mixed samples.

The Stanford team, led by Carlos Bustamante, is the latest to enter the still young but rapidly growing field of NGS-based forensics. Bustamante told GenomeWeb that the idea for a targeted panel came from work the group had been doing on whole-genome capture of ancient DNA, and that it would complement other approaches.

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In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more

Jun
19
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

Jun
20
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

In this webinar, Michael Quail of the R&D Sequencing team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will provide an expert perspective on library prep for next-generation sequencing.

Jun
21
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will provide a detailed look at how a genomics lab implemented next-generation sequencing (NGS) liquid biopsy assays into its in-house clinical research program.

Jun
26
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar outlines a study that sought to characterize the landscape of alternative polyadenylation (APA) in the lung cancer transcriptome in order to gain insight into the role of APA in cancer progression.