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The External RNA Controls Consortium: a progress report

Standard controls and best practice guidelines advance acceptance of data from research, preclinical and clinical laboratories by providing a means for evaluating data quality. The External RNA Controls Consortium (ERCC) is developing commonly agreed-upon and tested controls for use in expression assays, a true industry-wide standard control.

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The External RNA Controls Consortium. The External RNA Controls Consortium: a progress report. Nat Methods 2, 731–734 (2005).

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