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UMass Amherst Chemists Publish ‘Breakthrough’ Article on RNA Sequencing
For years, researchers who make large quantities of RNA for biomedical and biotech studies have run into a problem where their RNA synthesis produces sequences longer than expected, known as “nontemplated additions,” says chemist Craig Martin, CBD, and Chemistry, an RNA polymerase expert with 30 years of experience in the use of a model system known as T7 RNA polymerase.