Suppliers of Whole-organism cDNA Libraries

Suppliers of Tissue-specific cDNA Libraries

The questions of gene function, interaction, and regulation are central to the science of molecular biology. Despite the myriad of new technologies, products, and techniques produced by the genomics revolution, some old standards remain just as useful as ever. One such technology is the cDNA (complementary DNA) library. The sheer number of companies offering premade and custom cDNA libraries and products that facilitate their use serves as evidence of the tool's sustained power and efficacy.

Assessing which genes are active in a given tissue at a specific time, and determining the relative degree of gene activity are essential steps in understanding how the genome as a whole functions within the tissue or cell under investigation. The term "transcriptome" refers to the set of genes that are expressed or transcribed from genomic DNA in a particular cell or tissue. An understanding...

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