Publication reviews

Highlighting some of the key ways Illumina technology is furthering scientific research

Publication Reviews

Single Cell Research Publication Review

CRISPR-Cas9 is a recently developed genome editing technique that allows scientists to perform precise genomic manipulation quickly and conveniently. This technology has a vast spectrum of applications. As with any molecular biology technique, it is crucial that the obtained results have high levels of specificity. This review highlights recent publications that demonstrate the use of genomic technologies and high-throughput sequencing in CRISPR-Cas9 experiments for checking specificity and off-target effects across the genome.

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Most of the impetus for single-cell tissue sequencing has come from cancer research, where cell lineage and the detection of residual disease are of paramount concern. The same approaches are being used to improve our understanding of massively complex biological systems, such as neural development and immunology. This document highlights recent publications that demonstrate the use of Illumina technology for single-cell sequencing and low-input applications and techniques.

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DNA Sequencing Methods Review

Since the advent of sequencing technology, scientists have continued inventing and refining techniques for assessing DNA activity. Specialized methods are now available for studying sequence rearrangements, DNA breaks, low-level DNA, methylation patterns, DNA–protein interactions, protein–protein interactions, and more. This collection of DNA sequencing methods contains pros and cons, schematic diagrams of each protocol, and related publications.

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RNA Sequencing Methods Review

By far the most cited NGS method, RNA-Seq describes the abundance and sequence of RNA transcripts. Such detailed information about gene expression and regulation can elucidate changes occurring in disease states, in response to therapeutics, or under various environmental conditions. This collection contains protocol diagrams, advantages and disadvantages, and related publications for analyzing transcription, RNA–protein interactions, RNA modifications, RNA structure, and low-level RNA.

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Complex diseases are the result of multiple genetic and environmental factors. They are distinguished from Mendelian traits (or simple traits) as they do not follow a specific model of inheritance and usually occur more frequently in the population. Although some of these diseases are highly heritable, currently known genetic variants can explain only some of the estimated heritability. This review gives a general overview of how genomic technologies and NGS can aid in the study of complex diseases.

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Genomic selection is revolutionizing the agricultural world. Genomic technologies will be crucial tools in addressing challenges, such as environmental changes, population expansion, and the increasing demand for nutrition. This review covers the applications of genomic selection and gives an overview of the recent achievements that have been made since the introduction of NGS in the field of agriculture.

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Sequence information has already improved our knowledge of the cancer genome dramatically. It can also be used to understand interactions between tumor cells and the surrounding microenvironment. Expression analysis with RNA-Seq can help identify which pathways are activated in the tumor environment and involved in cancer cell proliferation, survival, invasion, metastasis, and immunosuppression. Targeting these pathways alongside immunotherapy may offer a promising treatment strategy.

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Metagenomics, one of the fastest-growing scientific disciplines, is the study of DNA from microorganisms that cannot be cultured in the lab. Recent improvements to sequencing technology have generated nearly complete genome assemblies from individual microbes obtained directly from environmental or clinical samples, without requiring special cultivation methods. This surge in metagenomics sequence information has inspired new appreciation for microbial populations and their impact on the environment and human health.

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