Tag: Gene expression

New feature added to Primer-BLAST to better design primers for expression assays

We’ve added a new feature (Max 3′ match), shown in Figure 1, to Primer-BLAST that limits the length of 3′ exon matches when designing exon-exon spanning primers. This makes it less likely that primers specifically designed to amplify transcripts will also amplify genomic DNA contamination in expression assays.

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Figure 1. The new “Max 3′ match” option that limits the size of the 3′ match for exon-exon junction primers. This option helps avoid primers that may also produce product from genomic DNA. Continue reading “New feature added to Primer-BLAST to better design primers for expression assays”