BGI has launched an Ion Proton RNA-seq service. Each sequencing run takes four hours, and the results show a high correlation with qPCR and HiSeq platforms. According to the institute, the service can be applied to drug response studies, biomarker detection, agronomic trait research, basic medical research, and drug R&D.

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