RNA Sequencing

The whole transcriptome. In clear view.

RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) has revolutionized the exploration of gene expression. Advances in the RNA sequencing workflow, from library preparation through data analysis, enable rapid profiling and deep investigation of the transcriptome.

Uses of RNA Sequencing

Next-generation RNA sequencing enables researchers to:

  • Identify and quantify both rare and common transcripts, with over six orders of magnitude of dynamic range
  • Align sequencing reads across splice junctions, and detect isoforms, novel transcripts and gene fusions
  • Derive strand information with high precision
  • Perform robust whole-transcriptome analysis on a wide range of samples, including low-quality samples

This section provides background information about a broad range of RNA-Seq applications, and offers solutions for each step in the various experimental workflows.

Automated RNA-Seq Library Prep

For labs preparing large quantities of RNA-Seq samples and libraries, liquid-handling robots and other automation solutions provide a good option.

Access library prep automation solutions that reduce hands-on time and minimize errors.

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Desktop RNA Sequencer


The NextSeq 500 System provides a scalable approach for RNA sequencing, with higher sensitivity and accuracy than conventional arrays.
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