Gain a full view of genomes with simultaneous epigenetic characterization
Given the central role of epigenetics in a wide variety of natural and disease processes, the ability to detect these and other changes is key to a more complete understanding of biological complexity. With Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing and software, researchers can automatically detect DNA modifications and measure the rate of DNA base incorporation during sequencing.
Epigenetic characterization adds depth to genetic research and analysis by offering the ability to:
- Find methyltransferase recognition motifs throughout a bacterial genome
- Identify locations of adenine and cytosine methylation
- Detect integrated sequences and chemical modifications
- Resolve strand-specific modifications
- Perform hypothesis-free detection
DNA polymerization runs freely at ~3 bases/second. Alteration of this rate due to the incorporation of nucleotides across modified bases is detected and used to infer the presence of bases other than A, C, T or G. This information is automatically generated and processed during every run.
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