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RNA plays an important role in biological systems as the intermediary between DNA and proteins. By measuring the RNA in a cell or tissue, we gain insight into the cell's/tissue’s function. RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) is a relatively new technology that allows us to measure RNA in a sample with a high degree of accuracy. In this module we discuss how to measure RNA and how to perform an RNA-seq experiment.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explore several methods for measuring RNA.
  • Develop a general understanding of how to perform RNA sequencing experiments.