Whole genome amplification of DNA extracted from FFPE tissues.

Mira Bosso, Fahd Al-Mulla

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Whole genome amplification systems were developed to meet the increasing research demands on DNA resources and to avoid DNA shortage. The technology enables amplification of nanogram amounts of DNA into microgram quantities and is increasingly used in the amplification of DNA from multiple origins such as blood, fresh frozen tissue, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues, saliva, buccal swabs, bacteria, and plant and animal sources. This chapter focuses on the use of GenomePlex(®) tissue Whole Genome Amplification Kit, to amplify DNA directly from archived tissue. In addition, this chapter documents our unique experience with the utilization of GenomePlex(®) amplified DNA using several molecular techniques including metaphase Comparative Genomic Hybridization, array Comparative Genomic Hybridization, and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays. GenomePlex(®) is a registered trademark of Rubicon Genomics Incorporation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-180
Number of pages20
JournalMethods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2011


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