genetics

Getting More Out of Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) Patient Samples

Learn how to extract and sequence high quality DNA from FFPE-treated samples.

Formalin-based fixation and paraffin embedding (FFPE) is a common method to preserve clinical samples, and FFPE tumor samples serve as valuable study materials for clinical and translational medicine research. While this process enables a variety of downstream analyses, including histology and immunohistochemistry, obtaining high-quality DNA for whole genome sequencing from FFPE-treated tissues is challenging because formalin fixation can lead to DNA fragmentation.  

 

Download this application note from Agilent to discover how to establish a reproducible workflow to obtain a high-quality whole-exome sequencing library.

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