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Old 08-11-2010, 12:37 AM   #3
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It is definitely more to do RNA-Seq than microarrays. As I know, to sequence costs ~$1000 to $2000 depending on the type of run and datasize (including library construction), but RNA-Seq has some advantages, such as digital signaling, data throughput, broad detection range, new transcripts detection and antisense transcripts detection, etc.
RNA-seq is used to analyze gene expression of certain biological objects in specific conditions. This technology combines the library construction strategy of transcriptome sequencing with the bioinformatics analysis method of digital gene expression (DGE), it is a highly accurate quantification method and is able to produce high repeatability, wide detection range with low cost. It can be widely used in agricultural research, biomarker identification, environmental improvement, disease related studies, drug screening and many other fields.
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