Human Genome Sequencing Using Unchained Base Reads on Self-Assembling DNA Nanoarrays

Science  01 Jan 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5961, pp. 78-81
DOI: 10.1126/science.1181498

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Genome sequencing of large numbers of individuals promises to advance the understanding, treatment, and prevention of human diseases, among other applications. We describe a genome sequencing platform that achieves efficient imaging and low reagent consumption with combinatorial probe anchor ligation chemistry to independently assay each base from patterned nanoarrays of self-assembling DNA nanoballs. We sequenced three human genomes with this platform, generating an average of 45- to 87-fold coverage per genome and identifying 3.2 to 4.5 million sequence variants per genome. Validation of one genome data set demonstrates a sequence accuracy of about 1 false variant per 100 kilobases. The high accuracy, affordable cost of $4400 for sequencing consumables, and scalability of this platform enable complete human genome sequencing for the detection of rare variants in large-scale genetic studies.

  • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Present address: Ion Torrent Systems, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.

  • § Present address: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92115, USA.

  • ∥Present address: Life Technologies, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA.

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