Transcriptional Profiling by Sequencing of Oropharyngeal Cancer

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Rebecca Laborde, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares the results of a study appearing in the March 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, that supports the application of mRNA-seq technology as a way to more accurately stratify patients based on individual tumor biology to improve the understanding of tumor prognosis and treatment responses which would improve individualized patient care strategies. Available at:...

New Sequencing Technologies at JGI and Applications in Bioenergy Research

submitted by: dougramsey
The US DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is a high throughput sequencing and genomic research center involved in a myriad of sequencing projects. JGI’s major effort is the sequencing of genomes and transcriptomes of plants, microbes and environmental metagenomic samples of relevance to the DOE missions of carbon sequestration, bioremediation and energy production. Roche/454’s platform utilizes emulsion PCR for template amplification and pyrosequencing technology on high well-density...