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Old 01-29-2018, 10:16 PM   #1
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Default RNA Sequencing "at home", when will this be easy?

When will RNA-sequencing (gene expression) easily be possible at home, or at
the doctor's office / point of care?
Right now, it seems that sample preparation is still too demanding, while the sequencing itself is no longer the big problem.
But maybe I'm wrong?
Are there new developments coming up?
"Easily possible" would mean that the doctor/nurse can perform all the necessary steps him/herself in a few minutes.
Whether the sample is then also sequenced at the point of care, doesn't really matter; just freezing the sample (e.g. blood) doesn't look like a solution though, because the equipment for freezing to a sufficient temperature is usually not available, as far as I could find out.
Thanks for any hints!
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