UPCOMING BLUEPRINT ACADEMY WEBINAR: Shedding light on complex regions in genetics

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Utilizing customized sequencing solutions to detect and confirm variants in difficult-to-sequence genes

Date: November 20th, 2018
Time: 18:00 – 19:00pm CET / 9am PT

How does in-depth understanding of difficult-to-sequence regions enable improved patient outcomes? Leaps in DNA sequencing technologies and in our ability to understand and interpret genomic sequences have advanced diagnostics of rare hereditary disorders. However, there are still many regions in the genome that harbor clinically important variants but are not covered with standard next generation sequencing (NGS) strategies or Sanger sequencing. These regions include genes that have pseudogenes or other highly homologous genomic regions or consist of longer stretches of repetitive sequences.

This educational webinar provides participants insight to the most recent advancements in the area of difficult-to-sequence regions and especially, improved diagnostics of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa and spinal muscular atrophy. In this webinar we will share our approach of customized bioinformatic and sequencing solutions.

 

Key topics

  • Overview of our NGS platform
  • Description of difficult-to-sequence genetic regions
  • Our approach to provide customized solutions
  • Case examples including RPGR (ORF15) and SMN1/SMN2, associated with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa and spinal muscular atrophy


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Presented by: Johanna Sistonen, Clinical Development Manager, PhD

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Last modified: 11.15.2018