Focused investigation of key genes

Sequencing targeted genomic regions of interest reduces sequencing costs, time, and data analysis

Targeted Resequencing

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.

Get Started with Targeted NGS
Get Started with Targeted NGS

This video walks you through the entire targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflow—from creating your design, to prepping your libraries, sequencing, and then analyzing your data.

  • Focuses on regions of interest, generating a smaller, more manageable data set
  • Reduces sequencing costs and data analysis burdens
  • Reduces turnaround time compared to broader approaches
  • Enables deep sequencing at high coverage levels for rare variant identification

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.

Benefits of Targeted Resequencing

Targeted resequencing is simpler and more accessible than ever before. Find out how to access the focused power of targeted NGS.

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How can I use NGS to analyze specific genes or DNA regions?

Explore common targeted NGS methods, from exome to amplicon sequencing and more.

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Discover, validate, or screen genetic variants with targeted sequencing for various research areas, from cancer to microbiology and more.

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Sequencing Method Explorer

Use this interactive tool to explore experimental next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation methods compiled from the scientific literature.

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Somatic mutations in cerebral cortical malformations.

N Engl J Med 371 733-43 2014

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Massively parallel multiplex DNA sequencing for specimen identification using an Illumina MiSeq platform.

Sci Rep 5 9687 2015

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Identification of minority resistance mutations in the HIV-1 integrase coding region using next generation sequencing.

J Clin Virol 73 95-100 2015

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