FFPE tissue samples with a low abundance of nucleic acid continue to present a challenge for cancer genomics. Such samples frequently fail to produce sufficient DNA or RNA for downstream analyses, which can impact patient care or reduce the statistical power of a study. The automated Ionic® Purification System uses Isotachophoresis to increase quantity and quality of nucleic acids extracted from FFPE and requires 75% less hands-on time than column- or bead-based methods. Learn more about the Ionic system and a real-world case study on how the Ionic is being utilized at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
In this Discussion Group Report, we investigate some recent applications of long- and short-read sequencing technologies. Continued improvements and advancements in the field mean sequencing errors are increasingly a thing of the past, while the portability of some new units makes them ideal for work in the field.
14 June 2022