Monthly Archives: March 2012

RNA-Seq of Bacteria

A Team of researchers at the Broad Institute set out  to establish a robust and scalable RNA-seq process applicable to cultured bacteria as well as to complex community transcriptomes. They  determined that an effective process should: a)      reduce rRNA sequences ...

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RNA-Seq at AACR 2012

The annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) will be held next week in Chicago.  RNA-Seq is one of many new technologies enabling significant discoveries in the areas of cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.  Here is just ...

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Roche vs Illumina – Round 3

Roche is increasing its offer to purchase Illumina from $44.50 to $51 per share. This represents a deal valued at almost $6.6 billion, cash.  Amazing! Though no deal has yet been struck, because this is a cash deal that has been ...

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RNA-Seq Tutorial from the iPlant Collaborative

iPlant Collaborative is a community of researchers, educators, and students working to enrich all plant sciences through the development of cyberinfrastructure – the physical computing resources, collaborative environment, virtual machine resources, and interoperable analysis software and data services– that are ...

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Sugar Beet Transcriptome

Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris sp. vulgaris) crops account for about 30% of world sugar. Sugar yield is compromised by reproductive growth hence crops must remain vegetative until harvest. There is no sugar beet reference genome, or public expression array platforms. ...

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