A Powerful Workflow to Access Cancer Gene Expression Signatures
In additional to DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing can provide researchers and clinicians with additional insights into tumor tissues. The technology offers the opportunity to explore the gene expression profiles and the states of tumor cells in real time.
In the field of oncology, RNA-seq has applications in both research and clinical settings. It can be used to characterize a tumor, discover clinically-relevant biomarkers, support the diagnosis and prognosis and guide treatment decisions.
Yet, gene expression profiling using conventional RNA sequencing protocol may be challenging when the tumor samples are available in low quality and quantity.
3’RNA-seq is an alternative solution for gene expression analysis of challenging samples. The method is fast, cost-efficient and allows to process large series of samples – despite their quality and quantity.