Overview of Gene Expression Analysis: Transcriptomics

  • Nalini Raghavachari
  • Natàlia Garcia-ReyeroEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1783)


Currently, the study of the transcriptome is widely used to interpret the functional elements of the genome and molecular constituents of cells and tissues in an effort to unravel biological pathways associated with development and disease. The advent of technologies is now enabling the study of such comprehensive transcriptional characterization of mRNA, miRNA, lncRNA, and small RNA in a robust and successful manner. Transcriptomic strategies are gaining momentum across diverse areas of biological, plant sciences, medical, clinical, and pharmaceutical research for biomarker discovery, and disease diagnosis and prognosis.

Key words

Transcriptomics mRNA Noncoding RNA miRNA QPCR RNA-seq Epigenetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Geriatrics and Clinical GerontologyNational Institute on AgingBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Environmental LaboratoryUS Army Engineer Research and Development CenterVicksburgUSA

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