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Tulya Kavaklioglu

Maintaining quality and compliance

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The new coronavirus presents one of the most serious challenges we have ever faced. Laboratories are expected to provide consistent performance. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and related uncertainties, it is quite a challenge to perform laboratory tests at the usual quality level. Quality and compliance at GenomeScan At GenomeScan, it is the task of the QA Department to make…

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Information for visitors during the coronavirus crisis

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The current coronavirus situation is new and quite challenging for all of us. In this moment, at GenomeScan, we are committed to keeping our employees, customers and suppliers safe while still offering the best possible service. Visitor’s notice Under normal circumstances access to GenomeScan’s laboratory is limited to authorized individuals in order to safeguard laboratories and secure important research equipments…

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Coronavirus precautions at GenomeScan

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GenomeScan’s activities during this unprecedent Coronavirus crisis GenomeScan is first and foremost concerned with the health of its staff, community and the larger public. The current coronavirus situation is new and quite challenging for all of us. In this moment, at GenomeScan, we are committed to keeping our employees, customers and suppliers safe, while still offering the best possible service….

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Interview with GenomeScan’s CEO

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FASTER, BETTER, AFFORDABLE. BiotechNEWS has recently interviewed our CEO, Kees van den Berg. According to Kees, the future of diagnostics is all about personalized medicine. In this article (in Dutch), he describes the expansion of GenomeScan and the relationship with LUMC and ErasmusMC. He also highlights the current trends in NGS and comments on future developments in healthcare. Enjoy… Published…

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Five advantages of UMIs in DNA analysis

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Improvements in Gene Panel and Whole Exome sequencing Molecular barcoding refers to the attachment of a unique molecular sequence (eg. ATGCCA) to each individual DNA fragment in a sample. This ensures that in downstream analysis, unique sequence reads can be separated from those originating as a result of PCR duplication. A common practice regarding these PCR duplicates is to search…

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Four reasons why UMIs improve gene expression profiling

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Transcription profiles give accurate images of the biological processes that influence cell fates. However, library construction can introduce bias at multiple steps. For example, PCR amplification increases the number of cDNA molecules to an amount sufficient for sequencing, but also stochastically introduces errors and amplifies different molecules with unequal probabilities. The sequencing reads that have been created from the same…

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