PacBio Sequencing for Human Biomedical Research to be Featured at ASHG Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The company will also display its new instrument, the Sequel™ System, which was launched yesterday. The Sequel System provides higher throughput, more scalability, a reduced footprint and lower sequencing project costs compared to the PacBio® RS II System, while maintaining the existing benefits of the company’s SMRT Technology.
“We are excited to support the human genetics community as they pursue the generation of higher-quality whole human genomes, and move beyond SNPs to sequence the full size-spectrum of human genetic variation,” said
The company will host a workshop titled “Addressing Hidden Heritability through Long-Read Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing” on
The depth and breadth of scientific talks presented at ASHG this year demonstrate how long-read SMRT Sequencing is opening up new frontiers by helping the genome sequencing community create gold-standard genome references, characterize complex regions, resolve structural variation, and unlock isoform diversity. Highlights include the following podium presentations:
Long read single-molecule real-time (SMRT) full gene sequencing of cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) #27
Comprehensive genome and transcriptome structural analysis of a breast cancer cell line using PacBio long read sequencing #14
Evolution and structural diversity of the complement factor H related gene cluster #47
Building a platinum assembly from single haplotype human genomes generated from long molecule sequencing #227
Building a Better Human Genome Reference and Targeting Structure using SingleMoleculeTechnologies #228
Genome in a Bottle: You may have sequenced, but how well did you do? #229
A Diploid Personal Human Genome Reference from Diverse Sequence Data – A Model for Better Genomes #232
Full-length mRNA sequencing uncovers a widespread coupling between transcription and mRNA processing #71
Research conducted using SMRT Sequencing will also be featured in at least 28 poster presentations. A full list of PacBio-related ASHG meeting research and activities is available here. Attendees can also visit the PacBio booth (#907).
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combination with the ability to detect real-time kinetic information. The Sequel System, including consumables and software, provides a simple, fast, end-to-end workflow for SMRT Sequencing. More information is available at www.pacb.com.
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