Next generation sequencing
Next generation sequencing (NGS, NextGenSeq) is a new method for sequencing genomes at high speed and at low cost. It is also known as second generation sequencing (SGS) or massively parallel sequencing (MPS). For genetic genealogy purposes NGS is used for the BIG Y test from Family Tree DNA and the Y-Prime and Y-Elite tests from Full Genomes Corporation. The mitochondrial DNA full sequence test from FTDNA also uses next generation sequencing technology.
DTC DNA testing companies
Direct To Consumer DNA Testing using Next generation sequencing availability:
WGS: whole genome
- Y-Elite (incl. mtDNA): Full Genomes Corporation
- Big Y: Family Tree DNA (available only with existing Y-DNA test)
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- Next Gen Seek - making sense of next-generation sequencing data
- 8 realities of the sequencing GWAS by Dan Koboldt, MassGenomics, 31 March 2014.
- Illumina destroy the opposition again - almost... by Mick Watson, Opiniomics, 14 January 2014.
- An introduction to next generation sequencing technology - Illumina guide
- Wikibook on Next Generation Sequencing
- Wikipedia article on DNA sequencing
- Systematic multi-sample analysis of the effect of sample type (blood vs. saliva) on variant calling in WGS A white paper from DNA Genotek and Severn Bridges Genomics]
- A comparison of mappers
- Next generation sequencing for dummies A Powerpoint presentation by Andy Vierstraete, Department of Biology, Ghent University, June 2012
- GigaScience a journal sponsored by BGI
- I've received my Y-chromosome sequencing results - what now? by Thomas Krahn. The slides from Thomas Krahn's presentation at the Institute for Genetic Genealogy in August 2014.