Whole-Genome Sequencing (WGS) is an untargeted, unbiased next-generation sequencing (NGS) solution and the most comprehensive way to investigate the genome of any species.
For commercial applications, WGS can be used to “skim” the genome at shallow depth, identifying markers or haplotypes which can be used to impute larger.
For research applications, WGS provides valuable insights by analyzing datasets against existing reference information. These analyses produce genetic and structural information that is not possible with more narrow/targeted sequencing approaches.
Whole-genome sequencing involves fragmenting genomic DNA and sequencing the full genome via NGS. WGS can be utilized for:
In addition to end-to-end WGS solutions, we provide specialized data analysis and bioinformatics support, including but not limited to: