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: Disease-causing mobile element identified with SMRT Sequencing
Scientists reported identification of an intronic structural variant that causes the neurodegenerative Mendelian disorder X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism (XDP) using transcriptome sequencing. Explore this research further.
Aneichyk, T. et al., 2018. Dissecting the causal mechanism of X-linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism by integrating genome and transcriptome assembly. Cell, 172(5), pp.897–909.e21.
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).
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- Poster: Clark, Tyson A. et al. (2018) Amplification-free targeted enrichment and SMRT Sequencing of repeat-expansion genomic regions
- Poster: Chakraborty, Shreyasee et al. (2018) Mitochondrial DNA sequencing using PacBio SMRT technology
- 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: Jenny Gu, Kevin Eng, Anand Sethuraman, Steve Kujawa et al. (2016) Multiplex target enrichment using barcoded multi-kilobase fragments and probe-based capture technologies
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- Ameur, Adam (2017) AGBT Virtual Poster: Analysis method for amplification-free SMRT sequencing and assessment on repeat expansions in Huntington’s disease
- Clark, T. A. and Tsai, Y. and Greenberg, D. (2017) Targeted SMRT Sequencing of difficult regions of the genome using a Cas9, non-amplification based method
- 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
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- Wenger, Aaron (2016) Video: Using the Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV) to visualize PacBio long-read SMRT Sequencing data
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- Application Brief: Long-read RNA sequencing – Best Practices. (2018)
- Application Brochure: No-Amp targeted sequencing. (2018)
- SMRT Sequencing Brochure: Revolutionize genomics with SMRT Sequencing. (2018)
- PacBio Certified Service Providers (2018)
- Infographic: Structural Variants and Disease (2017)
- Human Biomedical Research Brochure: The most comprehensive view of the human genome (2017)
- 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)