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The Sequencing Buyer’s Guide


The definitive industry guide on sequencing technology platforms

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The field of sequencing is extremely dynamic and constantly evolving, so we’ve worked with Professor David Smith of the Mayo Clinic to produce a new, second edition of the Sequencing Buyer’s Guide for 2020. You can download the report for free here.

Who is this report for?

This report has become the definitive, independent guide in genomics for anyone in research, healthcare or industry interested in:

• How different sequencing technologies work – the underlying mechanisms.
• Evaluating the strengths, weaknesses and applications of different sequencing platforms.
• Gathering information prior to purchasing a sequencer or choosing a sequencing-as-a- service partner.
• Reducing the cost of sequencing and improve their sequencing workflow.
• Getting a glimpse of the future of sequencing.

About the author

David currently heads up the Technology Assessment Group for the Mayo Clinic for Individualized Medicine. He is an expert in next generation sequencing technologies. His group uses these technologies to address important questions around common fragile sites in the genome and the development of different cancers.


Chapters within the guide include:

Short Read Sequencing: The underlying core technologies of Illumina, Ion Torrent, Qiagen, BGI and other short read sequencing technologies, along with an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses.

Long Read Sequencing: A detailed overview of long read sequencing platforms from Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore technologies.

Applications of different sequencing approaches: A description of the major applications of Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS), Whole Exome Sequencing, Targeted Genome Sequencing, RNA Sequencing, Methylation Sequencing and Microbiome Sequencing.

How to reduce the cost of sequencing: Ideas and thoughts on reducing the overall cost of sequencing.

Analysing genomics data: A description of the steps required to analyse genomics data.

How to choose the best sequencing approach: A guide for choosing which sequencing approach is best for your needs.

The future of sequencing: Finally, a brief look at what can be expected next in the world of sequencing.

We hope you find this guide informative and useful. Please forward this to any of your colleagues or friends you think would be interested.

For more on genome data analysis

This guide focuses mostly on the sequencing aspects of the genomics workflow. For a more detailed guide on genome data analysis, go here for the report entitled: A Guide to Biodata: Analysis, Integration and Management.


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