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Rosetta Genomics, Weizmann Institute Team on NGS Methods for Small RNAs

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rosetta Genomics announced today that it has begun collaborating with Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science on the development of new methods for the preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries for small RNAs.

Rosetta will specifically work with the institute's Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine to create computational methods required for data analysis that enable more accurate quantification of microRNAs in different biological samples and under various pathological conditions.

The methods are also expected to make small RNA sequencing more cost effective, while minimizing sequence-specific biases, Rosetta said. Such improvements may help the company improve its efforts to develop new diagnostics based on miRNA signatures, it added.

Additional terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.