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Full-length mRNA sequencing uncovers a widespread coupling between transcription initiation and mRNA processing

March 2018 Authors: Seyed Yahya Anvar, Guy Allard, Elizabeth Tseng, Gloria Sheynkman, et al. Info: Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center and other institutions studied the relationships between transcription initiation and splicing and polyadenylation events in breast cancer cells and … more »

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Transcription-associated mutation promotes RNA complexity in highly expressed genes — a major new source of selectable variation

February 2018 Authors: Shengkai Pan, Michael Bruford, Yusong Wang, Zhenzhen Lin, et al. Info: In this project, researchers studied transcriptomes in falcons, mice, and chickens and found that highly expressed genes are more likely to alternatively spliced. They also studied … more »

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SageELF Enables Targeted RenSeq Capture for PacBio Sequencing

We’ve had targeted capture on the brain lately as we work with collaborators to put the finishing touches on our HLS-CATCH method for selecting large genomic elements using Cas9 guides and the SageHLS system. So today, we wanted to revisit … more »

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New Mosquito Assembly to Accelerate Science and Insect Control

There’s a lot to love about the new preprint announcing the first-ever truly high-quality reference genome assembly for the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The large consortium of scientists — the paper features a total of 72 co-authors — came together on … more »

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Nemertean and phoronid genomes reveal lophotrochozoan evolution and the origin of bilaterian heads

December 2017 Authors: Yi-Jyun Luo, Miyuki Kanda, Ryo Koyanagi, Kanako Hisata, et al. Info: Scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University and Okayama University in Japan generated draft genomes and transcriptomes of ribbon worms and horseshoe … more »

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A high-quality genome assembly of quinoa provides insights into the molecular basis of salt bladder-based salinity tolerance and the exceptional nutritional value

October 2017 Authors: Changsong Zou, Aojun Chen, Lihong Xiao, Heike Muller, et al. Info: Scientists deployed several sequencing platforms to characterize the genome of Chenopodium quinoa, an important and highly nutritious cereal crop. They analyzed the assembly to better understand … more »

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Identification of Differentially Expressed Splice Variants by the Proteogenomic Pipeline Splicify

October 2017 Authors: Malgorzata Komor, Thang Pham, Annemieke Hiemstra, Sander Piersma, et al. Info: In this paper, scientists from the Netherlands Cancer Institute, VU University Medical Center, and other institutions describe results from a new pipeline to detect differentially expressed … more »

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Poster: Gauging Repeat Expansion Size Quickly for Clinical Use

Patients with hereditary ALS-FTLD (Lou Gehrig’s disease, marked by frontotemporal lobar degeneration) typically have a hexanucleotide repeat expansion in C9orf72. The size of that repeat expansion can be indicative of age of onset, severity of symptoms, and more, so it’s … more »

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PacBio Users: Size Selection Is Essential for Generating Excellent Results

The Sage Science team was delighted to attend and co-sponsor PacBio’s annual East Coast user group meeting in Baltimore last week, particularly since there was a half-day session devoted to our favorite subject: sample prep. There were plenty of customer … more »

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Long-Read Isoform Sequencing Reveals a Hidden Complexity of the Transcriptional Landscape of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1

June 2017 Authors: Dóra Tombácz, Zsolt Csabai, Attila Szűcs, Zsolt Balázs, et al. Info: Scientists from Hungary and California conducted isoform sequencing with PacBio to analyze the transcriptome of herpes simplex virus type 1. They discovered dozens of previously unidentified … more »

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