Next generation sequencing

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Next generation sequencing (NGS) is a new method for sequencing genomes at high speed, at low cost and with great accuracy. It is also known as second generation sequencing (SGS). For genetic genealogy purposes NGS is used for the BIG Y test from Family Tree DNA and the comprehensive Y-DNA test from Full Genomes Corporation. The mitochondrial DNA full sequence test from FTDNA also uses next generation sequencing technology.


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  • Next Gen Seek - making sense of next-generation sequencing data

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