Science Webinar Series

The Sequencing Continuum for Clinical Research: From Sanger to Next Gen

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Science  07 Mar 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6175, pp. 1159
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6175.1159-c

Summary

Researchers today have a many choices when deciding which sequencing technology to use for their clinical research. Sanger sequencing, long the "gold standard" in clinical research sequencing technology, has met significant competition with the advent of next generation sequencing (NGS). NGS technologies are now commonplace in clinical research laboratories where they have enabled rapid advances in the gathering and analysis of genetic information. However, with these advances have come additional challenges involving validation as these technologies become more widespread and move closer to future clinical application. In this webinar, our expert speakers will discuss the relative benefits of Sanger and NGS technologies and their application in different fields of clinical research.