Next generation sequencing

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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


Scientific papers

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

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