BGI said last week that it is conducting RNA-seq studies in 500 neuroblastoma samples to show the technique's ability to predict patient outcomes as part of the US Food and Drug Administration's Sequencing Quality Control Project.

SEQC is the third phase of the MicroArray Quality Control project and aims to assess the technical performance of next-generation sequencing platforms for RNA and DNA analyses.

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