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In order to fulfill the promise of cancer precision medicine, a better understanding of cancer’s complex biology is needed. PacBio’s highly accurate long reads allow you to uncover novel isoforms, fusions, and structural variants with unmatched accuracy.

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RNA ISOFORM + FUSION DISCOVERY

Cancer exhibits widespread RNA dysregulation. The Iso-Seq method uncovers the full repertoire of alternative splicing and fusion events.

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STRUCTURAL VARIANT DETECTION

Structural variants (genomic differences ≥50 base pairs) are one of the main drivers of cancer. Most structural variants are too large to reliably discover with short-read DNA sequencing.

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WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING OF GERMLINE VARIANTS

Best-in-class variant calling for all variant types including single nucleotide variants (SNV), indels, and copy number variants (CNVs).

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UNCOVER CANCER-SPECIFIC RNA ISOFORMS USING LONG-READ SEQUENCING

Alternative splicing (AS) results in the generation of multiple RNA isoforms from a single gene, greatly increasing both transcriptomic and proteomic diversity. AS controls which introns are removed from premRNAs and which exons are combined to form the final messenger RNA (mRNA).¹

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Complex oncogene amplifications revealed

A detailed map of structural variations in breast cancer.

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The RNA Isoform Landscape of Cancer

Learn how PacBio’s accurate long-read RNA sequencing provides true discovery power of cancer-related RNA isoforms and allows for the understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying cancer biology in this webinar.

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Delivering new insights into cancer research

Meredith Ashby highlights the value of SMRT sequencing for deeper understanding of tumors at the genomic and transcriptomic level.

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Shaping the future

Long reads reveal differences in drug response

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Research reveals that breast cancer patients with double mutations in cis have significantly increased P13K activity and downstream pathway activation and show enhanced sensitivity to PIK3CA targeted therapy.

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Sequel II Systems

The Sequel II system can generate longer reads with greater accuracy and throughput, at a significantly lower cost.

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