Genomics

Differential Gene Expression on the Platform for Science

Platform Interoperability Drives Science Differential gene expression, the comparison of gene expression in healthy and diseased states, continues to be a growing area of focus for biomedical research.  Understanding not only what genes are present, but what triggers their expression enables scientists to better understand the disease and to develop improved treatment options for patients. …

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Rapid Innovation in NGS is Changing Healthcare

The Next Evolution in Precision Medicine Dr. Eric Shadt, the CEO and Founder of Sema4 and Dean for Precision Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, recently presented a GenomeWeb Webinar entitled Rethinking Healthcare with Better Tools, More Information and Deeper Analysis. Sema4 is at the forefront of precision medicine and is…

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Trends in Sequencing

Announcements from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference The 35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare conference was held last week in San Francisco. It kicked off with a keynote by Bill Gates, and was filled with exciting announcements and discussions about global health and the scientific and technical innovations that make advancing precision medicine possible. Over 400…

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Next-Generation Sequencing Capabilities on the Platform for Science

Quick Answers to Questions About NGS Next-Generation Sequencing can be handled easily on the Platform for Science. No two customer instances of the platform are the same. Why? Because workflows and applications have been configured to meet the customer’s specific sequencing needs. This means your lab’s NGS platform fingerprint will be entirely unique. Customers can…

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Getting Precise Answers with Genotyping

Microarray Data Management The spotlight on precision medicine has grown brighter since the national Precision Medicine Initiative was introduced in 2016.  According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), precision medicine is “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.” In…

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Bringing Sanger Sequencing into Your Lab

Expanding Options for Sanger Confirmation with SeqStudio™ We’re sure you’ve heard it by now – there’s a new kid in town when it comes to Sanger sequencing. After years of industry updates focused mainly on Next Generation Sequencing, Sanger is getting a little bit of the love it deserves. Our previous blog outlines the benefits…

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New App for Illumina Targeted Capture Library Prep

Run the Sequencing Panel Relevant to Your Science A new addition to the Illumina™ Solution is now available in the Platform for Science Marketplace. The Illumina Targeted Capture Library Prep app expands the solution’s support for a variety of targeted sequencing panels. Illumina Targeted Capture Library Prep Application The Core Informatics Illumina Solution is designed…

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Daily Insight into NGS Lab Operations

Gaining Insight into Daily NGS Lab Operations So often when we discuss sequencing, we are focused on the big picture. How do we deal with the massive amount of data, and what does it mean? Other times we focus on how we are sequencing the samples—is it NGS or Sanger, whole exome or microarray? In…

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NGS Data Management for Ion Torrent™ on the Platform for Science

Out-of-the-Box Solution for Ion Torrent Workflows A new solution for NGS workflows for Ion Torrent™, a Thermo Fisher Scientific™ brand, is now available in the Marketplace. The solution is comprised of new and revised applications designed to streamline NGS workflows. The applications work together out-of-the-box, to enable your NGS lab to work with your Ion Chef™ System…

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Biobanking Patient Samples in a Clinical Lab

Tracking Biospecimens for Testing and Analysis At Core Informatics, we work with customers who use biobanking for various reasons. In a previous blog post, Managing Biobanking Samples and Sequence Data for Research, we outlined some key considerations for biobanking for research purposes. Here, we’ll focus on the management of patient samples in a clinical setting.…

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