We are witnessing an era of fast-paced advances in sequencing technologies, which are reducing dramatically the costs of sequencing a whole genome. At the same time, there is growing interest in sequencing specific portions of a genome using targeted resequencing. This approach is much more time and cost effective than whole genome sequencing and generates data less cumbersome to analyze. Targeted resequencing has been shown in recent publications to be a powerful way to discover the causative genetic variations for diseases, while exome sequencing is being widely used to uncover the causes for Mendelian diseases. Furthermore, the enrichment of more selected genomic regions has been successfully applied in complex disease studies as well as in clinical research.
In this webinar, viewers will:
Learn from our panel of experts about the current successful application of targeted resequencing to the genetic analysis of heritable diseases
Hear about potential future applications for this technology
Gain in-depth insight into the field of targeted resequencing
Have questions answered from webinar panelists live and in real time.
Holger Prokisch, Ph.D. Institute of Human Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München Germany
Alexander Hoischen, Ph.D. Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen The Netherlands
Stephen Kingsmore, M.B., Ch.B., D.Sc. Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City, Missouri