RNA-Seq Shows its Sensitive Side

Next generation sequencing has led to diverse RNA-Seq methods, but one drawback is sensitivity. Conventional RNA-Seq requires more than 10 ng of RNA from 50–100 cells. But increasingly researchers are interested in profiling gene expression in single cells. Ramskold and colleagues used the SMARTer® Ultra™ Low Input RNA Kit for Illumina® sequencing to investigate gene expression in a single circulating tumor cell, starting with a mere 10 pg of RNA. — That’s Good Science!™