Evaluation of Enzymatic DNA Digestion as an Alternative to Mechanical DNA Fragmentation (Sonication) for Targeted NGS using the SureSeq™ Myeloid Panel
23 August 2016

This application note presents enzymatic digestion using Oxford Gene Technology’s NEBNext® dsDNA Fragmentase® as an alternative to mechanical fragmentation. DNA fragmentation is a crucial first step in the preparation of libraries for next generation sequencing (NGS). Mechanical shearing (sonication) is currently the gold-standard for fragmentation but it requires a significant upfront capital investment. Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) has evaluated an alternative method of fragmentation using the NEBNext® dsDNA Fragmentase®.

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