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"Unlike DNA sequencing, ... RNA sequencing is a newer form of sequencing that's more dynamic," explains Rishabh Kala, Ph.D., director of research services for Genemarkers. "It tells us more about the current status of a cell. With DNA sequencing, once you sequence a DNA, it remains mostly the same throughout your lifetime, whereas RNA is something that keeps changing depending on your lifestyle, the products you are using, etc. — that's why it's more dynamic."
According to Kala, with the advancement of high-throughput sequencing, this field has advanced rapidly. "[The approach is] based on sequence biosynthesis," he adds. "It is a very fast and parallel sequencing where we can sequence multiple segments of a genome all together."
An added benefit, per Kala, is that RNA sequencing does not require pre-determined targets. Instead, as he explains it, "You're on an investigation mode without knowing what you are looking for; you just want to see what general changes are happening. Basically, it helps skin biologists identify mechanisms of action."
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