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2014 Oncology Research Grant

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – August 19, 2014 – Expression Analysis (EA), a Quintiles company, today announced that it is co-sponsoring a grant program that provides scientists with leading-edge products and services to advance genomics research. In the sixth year of the grant program, EA and co-sponsor, Illumina, will award two fully funded oncology research grants. Each grant will enable winners to investigate genomic data locked within Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) tumor samples - focusing on a largely untapped data pool in an effort to enhance researchers’ understanding of cancer biology.

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EA|Quintiles’ Dr. Kimberly Robasky has been published in Nature Reviews Genetics. Read her paper, The role of replicates for error mitigation in next-generation sequencing, for free! Advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have rapidly improved sequencing fidelity and substantially decreased sequencing error rates. However, given that there are billions of nucleotides in a human genome, even low experimental error rates yield many errors in variant calls. Erroneous variants can mimic true somatic and rare variants, thus requiring costly confirmatory experiments to minimize the number of false positives. Here, we discuss sources of experimental errors in NGS and how replicates can be used to abate such errors.

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