Full Genomes Corporation

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Full Genomes Corporation was founded in 2013 to make next generation sequencing technology available for the DTC (direct to consumer) market focusing on the Y chromosome. The founders are well known citizen scientists and active in the genetic genealogy community. The headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland in the USA.

Contents

Team

  • Justin Loe, CEO
  • Leon Kull, Director Data Analysis
  • Greg Magoon, contractor, analysis of .bam files and quality control

Comprehensive Y-DNA sequencing

FGC introduced this service DTC (direct to consumer) in spring 2013. Key information:

  • $1,250 USD (introduced at $1,499, for early birds $1,299)
  • Sequencing provider in the beginning was exclusively BGI in Hong Kong. In August 2013 UCLA was announced as an alternative supplier under test for providing faster results.
  • Raw data (BAM file): Read length 100 base pairs, coverage 50x, approximately 20-25 million bp are called from the ca. 58 million Y-chromosome bp (the centromere and the huge q12 region are not included), ca. 14 million bp with reliable mappings (high quality SNPs)[1][2]
  • SNP Report: approx. 1000 SNPs reported, check for known Y-SNPs, Y-DNA haplogroup assignment, Report of private (new) SNPs, in common haplogroups 25-40 private SNPs are found
  • Y-STR Report: 300+ Y chromosome STRs (Markers)
  • Approx. 99% coverage of the mtDNA sequence

Reviews

Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions

This information is not yet available on the homepage and was given by Justin Loe in the Facebook page in December 2013.

  • DNA: sent to BGI only for now
  • Data: data is stored where analyses are performed and in our site
  • Data Access: not published, via website or direct delivery
  • IDs: BGI and/or others only receive anonymous ids, not names

External links

References

  1. Justin Allen Loe|Justin Allen Loe, posted 2013-11-09 in FB group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/fullgenomesY/
  2. Greg Magoon comparison table, published in FGC Facebook group, http://i.imgur.com/Gq7jDrX.png