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Long-read sequencing vs short-read sequencing

Different sequencing platforms use a variety of read lengths. Both short-read sequencing and long-read sequencing have their own benefits and […]

A brief history of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Since the discovery of the basic double-helix structure of DNA In the 1950’s, scientists have devoted a huge amount of […]

Should the UK sequence every newborn’s genome?

Technological advances have driven the expansion of newborn screening programs over the last two decades. Now, plans are in place […]

Whole-exome sequencing and the potential for obesity treatment

Researchers have demonstrated the potential of large-scale whole-exome sequencing in facilitating therapeutic target discovery to combat obesity. The recent upsurge […]

Bonobo genome provides insights into ape evolution

Researchers have generated a new bonobo genome assembly, helping to pinpoint specific variants that distinguish chimpanzee and bonobo lineages. Closest […]

Evolution of the genome

Cosmologists believe that the universe began over 14 billion years ago with the Big Bang. Clouds of gas emitted by […]

Validation – The pivotal but rarely discussed step of genome editing

Written by Anja Brunner (Marketing Manager at Samplix) Genome editing Undoubtedly, advances in gene editing have allowed us to imagine a […]

20 Years since the Human Genome Project: What comes next?

The Human Genome Project Published 20 years ago, the first drafts of the human genome opened the doors to a […]

The evolution of DNA sequencing technologies

The order of nucleotides within a sequence of DNA is important. It underpins subsequent protein function and, in cases of […]

Genomic Sequencing to Explain New Rare Diseases

Determining the genetic basis of rare diseases is important for counselling and for developing our understanding of disease pathogenesis. While […]