Sniffing Out the Ion Proton

Since the completion of the human genome project in 2003, more and more research has been poured into DNA sequencing. In the past 15 years or so, we have seen the cost of genome sequencing decrease from approximately $100 million dollars to right around $1000 dollars. This dramatic price reduction is due to the rapid advancement […]

Since the completion of the human genome project in 2003, more and more research has been poured into DNA sequencing. In the past 15 years or so, we have seen the cost of genome sequencing decrease from approximately $100 million dollars to right around $1000 dollars. This dramatic price reduction is due to the rapid advancement […]

The Impact of the HiSeq on Rare Variants

Are you at risk? It seems as if the number of lives that are affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly, is increasing exponentially with each passing year. Thankfully, this alarming rate of growth has also led to an increased interest and funding of cancer research. The advancements scientists are able to make today are […]

The Whole Picture: Total RNA Sequencing

        It is well known that scientists have been interested in studying the transcriptome of organisms since the popularization of microarrays. However, a major drawback of transcriptome analysis utilizing microarray technology is the requirement that the target of interest must already be mapped. The introduction of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has been able […]

Epigenetics via ChIP-Seq (Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Sequencing)

As technology progresses, so does the curiosity of scientific minds around the globe. As more and more scientists shift from traditional DNA sequencing methods to massively parallel DNA sequencing, the new discoveries are increasing at an exponential rate. Such discoveries come with the popularization of chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing or ChIP-Seq. ChIP sequencing is able to […]

Genome Sequencing Service

Genome sequencing is described as the process of determining the order of the nucleotide bases within a certain length strand of DNA. You can sequence a short piece, the whole genome, or parts of the genome (exomes – parts of the genome that contain genes). The knowledgeable team at MR DNA Lab (also known as […]

#DNA on Twitter

Tweet-tweet! Nowadays, Twitter is not merely a social-network. It has become a must-read source of real-time industry news and information with regular updates, news and discussions from the leading minds of today. The advent of Twitter has allowed for folks to have real-time conversations with thought leaders across the field. An upcoming researcher in genomics […]

Microbial Communities: Microbiome, Metagenome, Microbiota

Microbiome and microbiota explain the collective genomes of the microorganisms that inhabit an environmental niche or the microorganisms themselves. Micobiota are the microorganisms present within a particular environment. The approach to describe microbial diversity relies on analyzing the gene diversity 16S ribosomal RNA (16S rRNA) through next-generation sequencing. The “S” in 16S rRNA genes survey […]

Next-Generation Sequencing Services (DNA)

Scientists are now able to elucidate the microbiome of human diseases, agricultural and other natural, environments. Especially at MR DNA Lab, scientists are dedicated to microbiome research. Their method development has opened doors to research around the world. This initiative is one component of the MR DNA program and constitutes a major NIH effort to […]

Organic Molecules: Nucleic Acids (RNA and DNA)

Organic molecules are classified in four classes: carbs, lipids, proteins, and last but not least nucleic acids. There are two principle nucleic acids, ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). DNA is a double polymer of nucleotides, whereas RNA is only once strand. RNA strands are substantially shorter than DNA. The reason why DNA strands […]

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