Nanopore Long-Reads Coming to HLA

GenDx announced NGS-Turbo, a long-read HLA sequencing product for Nanopore instruments. Although we will have to see the actual protocol in practice, HLA sequencing with Nanopore long-reads should offer significant benefits in relation to short-read…

On an HLA Null Allele Case Study

A recent case study report describes the discovery of a novel HLA null allele and its effect on protein synthesis and gene expression (Rozar, 2021).  We occasionally deliver HLA reports that include null alleles.  This case study highlights…
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How Did We Discover a Novel HLA Allele?

Intro One of the pleasures of owning a genomics company is assisting client researchers with new discoveries.  Recently, one of our clients completed an 11-loci, 4-field HLA typing project for a clinical trial project.  Using Illumina Next…
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HLA Susceptibility in SARS-CoV-2

Intro Nguyen et al. recently published a paper "Human leukocyte antigen susceptibili8ty map for SARS-CoV-2" in the Journal of Virology  Using in-silico methods, they assessed the binding affinities of MHC Class I alleles (HLA-A, HLA-B,…