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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 28, 2017; 23(16): 2819-2825
Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2819
High throughput RNA sequencing utility for diagnosis and prognosis in colon diseases
Mamie Gao, Allen Zhong, Neil Patel, Chiraag Alur, Dinesh Vyas
Mamie Gao, Allen Zhong, Neil Patel, Chiraag Alur, Dinesh Vyas, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University, Odessa, TX 79763, United States
Author contributions: Gao M and Zhong A have contributed equally as first co-authors; Gao M, Zhong A and Vyas D were involved with the conception, development of the study, data collection and writing the article; Patel N, Alur C and Vyas D were involved with data analysis and interpretation; Vyas D approved the final version.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest or financial disclosures.
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Correspondence to: Dinesh Vyas, MD, FACS, Associate Dean of Surgery Research, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University, 701 West 5th Street, Suite 2263 Odessa, TX 79763, United States. dineshvyas@yahoo.com
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Received: September 15, 2016
Peer-review started: September 19, 2016
First decision: October 28, 2016
Revised: November 16, 2016
Accepted: March 15, 2017
Article in press: March 15, 2017
Published online: April 28, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: RNA sequencing is the use of high throughput next generation sequencing technology to survey, characterize, and quantify the transcriptome of a genome. RNA sequencing has been used in the investigation of several colorectal diseases such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), and irritable bowel syndrome.