Novel Applications for Ultra-Long Read Optical Mapping in Cancer and Genetic Disease

9 July 2019

In this video, Dr. Sven Bocklandt, Director of Scientific Affairs at Bionano Genomics Inc., discusses how the new genome-mapping workflow addresses the difficulty in identifying structural variation with clinical-grade sensitivity and precision. Here, Bocklandt focuses on how the workflow provides high-throughput, high-resolution imaging to detect structural variants directly from megabase-length DNA molecules. However, the workflow is also designed for building high-quality reference genomes and modernizing clinical cytogenetics.