RNA sequencing: Platform selection, experimental design, and data interpretation

Yongjun Chu, David R. Corey

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Detailed characterization of cellular RNA facilitates the design of nucleic acid therapeutics and interpretation of experimental data. Since the first reports of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology-based RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) (Nagalakshmi et al., 2008; Wilhelm, et al., 2008), rapid advances in experimental protocol development and data acquisition and analysis have brought comprehensive sequencing of cellular RNA within reach of most laboratories (Martin and Wang, 2011; Ozsolak and Milos, 2011). While RNA-seq is becoming widely used for laboratory research and clinical studies, the field is still new and strategies for successfully applying RNA-seq to a given experimental problem are often obscure. The goal of this perspective is to introduce some of the choices confronted during RNA sequencing and analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalNucleic Acid Therapeutics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Drug Discovery


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