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  • The Epigenetics of Addiction

    Mar 11, 2015

    The National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that addiction to tobacco, alcohol, and drugs costs more than $600 billion dollars each year. That includes the associated crime and incarcerations, increased health care costs, and lost work productivity that all ...

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  • How Will Library Prep Keep Pace With NGS Innovation?

    May 29, 2014

    the next onnovation in NGSQ&A with Dr. Gary Schroth, Distinguished Scientist, Illumina

    Less than a decade since the first next-gen sequencers hit the market, the  technology has transformed nearly every field of biological science. The pace of scientific discovery during this period has been ...
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  • RNA-Seq Apps Now Available on BaseSpace

    Apr 23, 2014

    We are very excited to announce that the expert-preferred suite of RNA-Seq data analysis software is now available on BaseSpace for any researcher, irrespective of bioinformatics experience. The BaseSpace Core Apps for RNA are based on the ...

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  • The New “5-Tool Player” on the Illumina Team

    Jan 14, 2014

    NextSeq 500: Versatility for RNA-Seq

    Baseball fans will recognize the value of the 5-tool player: an exceptional athlete who has power, can hit for average, has speed to steal bases, along with exceptional fielding and throwing skills. These players ...

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  • Trends in Transcriptomics: RNA-Seq in the Driver’s Seat

    Oct 02, 2013

    When RNA sequencing first emerged as an application for next-generation sequencing (NGS), there was much speculation about advantages over existing methods and the impact these would have on genomics research. In the years since, these advantages have translated to countless ...

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  • Another Proverb- European Scientific Summit Day 2

    May 24, 2013

    Iluc blog2 ISSEMEA am writing this, having just returned from the Illumina Scientific Summit (ISS) in Berlin. I don’t know about the rest of the attendees, but I had a brilliant time and learned a lot but also feel very tired. Looking ...

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  • Trends from AGBT 2013: RNA Standouts

    Feb 27, 2013

    Salvador Dali memoryOne of the more exciting demonstrations of an RNA sequencing application at AGBT was by  Patrik Stahl from Joakim Lundeberg’s lab at the Karolinska Institute. His talk, entitled “Spatially Resolved Analysis of Differential Expression within Single Tissue ...

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