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Seminar: QIAGEN – Lost in Translation, Discovered in Biomarker
June 11, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Researchers never closed a door for non-coding RNAs
The complexity of cancer is evident in not only the many types of DNA mutations that accumulate in genes, but also in the different forms of RNA that regulate the expression of those genes. The most important forms of RNA implicated in cancer are non-coding RNAs (ncRNA). ncRNA is a class of RNAs that comprises many RNA forms, most importantly microRNAs (miRNA) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA). Although those RNAs are not translated, they are heavily implicated in the development and progression of cancer since they regulate the expression of crucial genes that contribute to cancer. Therefore, it is important todeconvolute the functional relationship of mRNA, miRNA and lncRNA. This seminar will give an overview of the recent progress in exploring the power of ncRNAs as potential biomarkers in translational research. We will also address how you can analyze all the RNA species from a same sample, all the way from Sample to Insight.
Refreshments will be provided to attendees.