Genetic testing

A very powerful tool has being developed in the last years, helping people around the world to improve their health. Genetic testing and genomic studies are helping to fight disease and infection in a much more targeted way, increasing the chance of an effective treatment. Developments in this field have been moving very fast, thanks to much more powerful and faster sequencing platforms and better targeted kits and bioinformatic pipelines.

 

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Human health in the age of genomic medicine

Human health in the age of genomic medicine

Genetic testing and genomic studies are helping people around the world lead healthier lives and fight disease and infection on a global scale.

Human health in the age of genomic medicine

NGS: bringing precision medicine within reach

NGS-driven genomic studies are unlocking a wealth of new pharmacogenomic insights that are being used to turn the old ‘one size fits all’ approach to medicine on its head.

What is genetic testing

What is genetic testing

In its broadest sense, genetic testing refers to direct or indirect analysis of genetic variations and changes in sequence, structure or expression of heritable genes.

What is genetic testing

What is NGS library prep?

Simply put, the goal of NGS library prep is to convert DNA or RNA samples to shorter double-stranded DNA segments, adding adapter sequences that are compatible with the sequencing method of choice.

How are genetic and genomic testing used in human health?

How are genetic and genomic testing used in human health?

Thousands of human disorders and diseases are now known to result from specific genetic alterations or have a strong genetic component.

How are genetic and genomic testing used in human health?

Why library prep is key for NGS Success

No matter which NGS technology or application you are working with, library preparation is the essential foundation for obtaining accurate, reliable and reproducible results from NGS.

What are the main categories of genetic testing?

What are the main categories of genetic testing?

This century’s explosion in genetic testing and genome-wide analysis has been fuelled by continued development of more sensitive, rapid and cost-efficient methods of analyzing genetic material.

What are the main categories of genetic testing?

Why automate NGS library prep?

Introducing inherently high-throughput or “massively parallel” methods such as NGS into the lab often creates unanticipated bottlenecks upstream in the workflow, at the point of DNA/RNA extraction and library prep.

When are DNA microarrays used in genetic testing?

When are DNA microarrays used in genetic testing?

With the emergence of DNA microarray chip technology in the mid-1990s, it became possible to analyze thousands of genetic markers in a single run.

When are DNA microarrays used in genetic testing?

What to consider when choosing an automation solution

While prices have come down, automation systems for library prep are still a big investment. To ensure you get the return you expect, it pays to do your research.

Why is NGS revolutionary?

Why is NGS revolutionary?

Sequencing of the first human genome took 13 years and cost around $1 billion. With the latest NGS solutions and advanced bioanalytics, scientists can sequence a person’s entire genome in less than a day at a cost of $1000 or less.

Why is NGS revolutionary?

Streamlined solutions from Tecan

In conjunction with smart automation solutions, choosing the right NGS library preparation kit can help you to streamline your process and generate high-quality libraries.

How is NGS transforming healthcare and clinical practice?

How is NGS transforming healthcare and clinical practice?

The rapid evolution of sequencing technology in the 21st century has given researchers unprecedented power to understand human health and disease at the biomolecular level, discover better therapeutic targets, and transform clinical care.