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Archive | June, 2013

The role of PCR in single cell analysis

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has a wealth of applications in research, but perhaps one of its most challenging roles in single cell analysis, amplifying the DNA from just a single cell, or a very small sample of cells.   Real-time single cell PCR can be used in gene expression analysis. This has a role […]

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Using gene expression analysis to find genetic markers

Biomarkers that can predict the severity of disease, or that can act as targets for new forms of treatment, are very important in tailoring treatment for individuals, and improving both diagnostics and therapeutics overall. Gene expression analysis, which involves the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), plays an important role in identifying and validating genetic markers, as […]

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