Clinical Next Generation Sequencing, the Dawn of a New Era
22 October 2013
Clinical diagnostic laboratories rely on traditional Sanger sequencing to detect mutations in disease genes. However throughput limitations and cost restraints allow for the analysis of only a few genes per patient. In the life science arena, next generation sequencing (NGS) technology has been evolving rapidly and has revolutionized the way that DNA sequencing is carried out. Clinical diagnostic laboratories have now begun the process of determining how best to utilize the unparalleled potential and capacity offered by this technology.