How can we Optimise DNA Extraction from Human Blood for more Sensitive NGS Analysis?

05/04/2016 - 3 minutes

The increasing relevance of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in genetic research means there is a high demand for nucleic acid isolation from human fluids. So how can we perform efficient DNA extraction from human blood?

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NGS has revolutionised genetic research, by serving as a powerful processing technology, cutting time taken to run genetic analysis and also the cost.

On the one hand NGS is getting cheaper, and on the other hand it is also more effective at pinpointing the genetic modifications (and identify those that cause disease). Therefore, extracting genetic material from human fluids is the cornerstone procedure for the majority of labs.

However, for NGS we need quality extraction in order to accurately generate results, and a demand for effective DNA or RNA extraction from human blood samples has therefore arisen across a range of industry sectors.

These include Biobanking, Genotyping and data collection during research studies to detect for viral or bacterial presence.

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Improving the time taken,

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