NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study appearing in PLOS One last month supports the notion that DNA and RNA sequencing from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples can provide informative polymorphism and gene expression information.

Even so, the analysis also emphasized the importance of critiquing nucleic acid extraction and library preparation methods and understanding the systematic errors and biases associated with them.

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