This article has been updated to clarify that there are commercial kits available for NGS sample prep from single-stranded DNA.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan have developed a method for sequencing degraded DNA of limited quantity that cannot be amplified with conventional PCR.

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