With targeted resequencing, a subset of genes or regions of the genome are isolated and sequenced. Targeted approaches using next-generation sequencing (NGS) allow researchers to focus time, expenses, and data analysis on specific areas of interest. Such targeted analysis can include the exome (the protein-coding portion of the genome), specific genes of interest (custom content), targets within genes, or mitochondrial DNA.
Compared to broader approaches, such as whole-genome sequencing, targeted sequencing is a more cost-effective method for investigating areas of interest. Targeted resequencing enables researchers to focus on regions that are most likely to be involved in the phenotype under study, conserving resources and generating a smaller, more manageable data set. Targeted approaches can also deliver much higher coverage levels, allowing identification of variants that are rare and more expensive with whole-genome or Sanger sequencing.
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Explore common targeted NGS methods, from exome to amplicon sequencing and more.
Discover, validate, or screen genetic variants with targeted sequencing for various research areas, from cancer to microbiology and more.Explore uses of targeted NGS
Online tool makes it easy to design targeted sequencing panels and optimize for target region coverage.
Fully customizable, amplicon-based assay for targeted resequencing of low DNA input and/or FFPE samples.
Effectively and efficiently study single genes or entire pathways with a sequencing solution that fits your benchtop and your budget.
Use the beta version of this interactive tool to explore experimental next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation methods compiled from the scientific literature. New methods will be continuously added.Find a Method