To identify the genetic drivers of neurological, neuromuscular, and neurodegenerative disorders scientists must have access to the complete genomic landscape, including regions previously deemed impossible to sequence, and the tools to examine the full range of genomic variation.
Discover deeper insights
The PacBio Systems using Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing provide exceptionally long reads, uniform coverage and high consensus accuracy. This technology enables scientists to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the genetic basis of neurological disease through:
- Targeting candidate genes with pre-designed capture panels or long-range PCR to enrich and sequence multi-kilobase fragments.
- Phase alleles and screen for variants including SNPs, complex structural variants like repeat expansions, and long homopolymers.
- Sequence full-length isoforms of disease-relevant genes to characterize the complete landscape of gene-specific transcripts.
- Detect epigenetic signatures for a more complete picture of the underlying biological disease mechanisms.
Spotlight: CRISPR/Cas9 and SMRT Sequencing provide insights into Parkinson’s disease
Scientists used CRISPR/Cas9 in combination with long-read SMRT Sequencing to characterize complete repeat expansions and identify a novel phenotype-genotype correlation between Parkinson’s disease and the ATXN10 repeat expansion. Explore this research further.
Schüle, B. et al., 2017. Parkinson’s disease associated with pure ATXN10 repeat expansion. Parkinson’s Disease, 3(27).
Spotlight: Generating haplotype-specific variant calls in Alzheimer’s disease
Targeted sequencing of 35 candidate genes allowed scientists to detect a broad array of genomic variants in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Using SMRT Sequencing they uncovered novel transcript isoforms, a novel exon and phased variants to specific alleles and subsequently transcript isoforms. Explore this research further:
Kujawa, S. et al., 2016. A method for the identification of variants in Alzheimer’s disease candidate genes and transcripts using hybridization capture combined with long-read sequencing. In 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Vancouver, BC.
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- Seppälä, Hanna et al. (2017) Single-molecule sequencing revealing the presence of distinct JC polyomavirus populations in patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. The Journal of Infectious Diseases
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- Poster: Ekholm, J. et al. (2017) Screening for causative structural variants in neurological disorders using long-read sequencing
- Poster: Ekholm, Jenny et al. (2017) Screening and characterization of causative structural variants for bipolar disorder in a significantly linked chromosomal region onXq24-q27 in an extended pedigree from a genetic isolate
- Poster: Clark, T. A. et al. (2017) Targeted SMRT Sequencing of difficult regions of the genome using a Cas9, non-amplification based method
- Poster: Eng, K. et al. (2016) Target enrichment using a neurology panel for 12 barcoded genomic DNA samples on the PacBio SMRT Sequencing platform
- Poster: Tassone, F. et al. (2016) Alternative splicing in FMR1 premutations carriers
- Poster: Kujawa, S. et al. (2016) A method for the identification of variants in Alzheimer’s disease candidate genes and transcripts using hybridization capture combined with long-read sequencing
- Poster: Sethuraman, A. et al. (2016) Characterization of the Poly-T variants in the TOMM40 gene using PacBio long reads
- Poster: Ekholm, J. et al. (2016) Enrichment of unamplified DNA and long-read SMRT Sequencing to unlock repeat expansion disorders
- Poster: Ekholm, Jenny et al. (2016) Candidate gene screening using long-read sequencing
- Poster: Ekholm, Jenny et al. (2016) Enrichment of unamplified DNA and long-read SMRT Sequencing in unlocking the underlying biological disease mechanisms of repeat expansion disorders
- Ameur, Adam (2017) AGBT Virtual Poster: Analysis method for amplification-free SMRT sequencing and assessment on repeat expansions in Huntington’s disease
- Paulin, Lars (2017) AGBT Virtual Poster: Single-molecule sequencing reveals the presence of distinct JC polyomavirus populations in patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
- Korlach, Jonas (2016) ASHG PacBio Workshop: A future of high-quality genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes
- Lutz, Michael (2016) ASHG PacBio Workshop: Identification and characterization of informative genetic structural variants for neurodegenerative diseases
- Ashley, Euan (2016) ASHG PacBio Workshop: Towards precision medicine
- Tassone, F. and Olaby, R. and Tang, H. and Hickey, L and Tseng, E. (2016) ASHG Virtual Poster: Alternative splicing in FMR1 premutations carriers
- Wenger, Aaron (2016) Video: Using the Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV) to visualize PacBio long-read SMRT Sequencing data
- Ekholm, J. and Tsai, Y. and Greenberg, D. and Clark, T. (2016) ASHG Virtual Poster: Enrichment of unamplified DNA and long-read SMRT Sequencing to unlock repeat expansion disorders
- Ashizawa, Tetsuo (2016) Nature Webinar: Large interrupted pentanucleotide repeats of SCA10
- PacBio Certified Service Providers (2017)
- Human Biomedical Research Brochure: The most comprehensive view of the human genome (2017)
- Application Brief: Long-read RNA sequencing – Best Practices. (2017)
- SMRT Sequencing Brochure: Revolutionize genomics with SMRT Sequencing. (2017)
- SV Application Brochure: Track the full extent of structural variation in a genome. (2016)
- Isoform Sequencing Application Brochure: Read full-length transcripts – no assembly required. (2016)
- Application Note: Multiplex target enrichment using barcoded multi-kilobase fragments and probe-based capture technologies. (2016)
- Epigenetics Application Brochure: Characterize the epigenetic landscape of your genome. (2016)