One rarely hears mention of deep sequencing without “more” being dropped into the sentence. More coverage, more depth,…more sample? That’s right. As valuable as next generation sequencing platforms have become, those library construction protocols demand a fair amount of sample. Often more than can be coaxed out of a biopsy, or other small cell population. […]
Keeping up with the rapidly evolving technology landscape for epigenetics and non-coding RNA research can be daunting. Learn more about the available methods out there and stay on top of the latest developments in our Technology section.
We’ve all seen those household cleaning commercials on the tele that show a super detergent that cuts through grease, whitens whites, and zaps pet odor effortlessly, so when we first got wind of miRNA sponges a few years back (Nature Methods, August 2007), we remember being interested but skeptical. But, if these vector-driven miRNA inhibitors […]
Add 1 part enriched methylated DNA to 2 parts sequencing lanes, and you have a cocktail that delivers key insights without a data hangover. Last week, a team of Ohio scientists added the latest research recipe that is destined to become a lab fav in Nucleic Acids Research. The crew took the benefits of methylation […]
It wasn’t that long ago when cellular miRNAs lived under the radar. They went to work on their targets each day and hung out with other members of the extended RISC family. Their small size and lack of poly-A tails may have kept them out of the spotlight for decades, but the last few years […]
For the last few years, stem cell researchers have been intrigued by miRNAs’ Houdini-esqe disappearing act as stem cells embrace their fate. Add in evidence showing how knocking out endogenous miRNA machinery like Ago2 can really add a few kinks to proper neural development and you get a stem cell community that’s fired up to […]