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hla typing

The Cost of HLA Typing

At The Sequencing Center, one of the main services that we provide to pharmaceutical, academic, and clinical researchers is HLA Typing. HLA Typing (human leukocyte antigen) is most commonly leveraged for matching patients and donors for bone…
The future of genomics in the clinical market
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Seqing Knowledge Ep.2 – The Future of Genomics in the Clinical Market

Deidre: Welcome to Seqing Knowledge a genomics podcast from The Sequencing Center. I’m your host Deidre Casey, here at The Sequencing Center lab in Fort Collins, Colorado. Each week we'll take a look at genomics-related topics from current…
clinical diagnostics

Increasing Access to Genome Sequencing for Clinical Diagnostics

As genome sequencing continues to decrease in price and increase in demand, the desire for many clinical organizations to leverage genome sequencing as a clinical diagnostic means continues to get traction. In a recent change, the California…
genome vs exome

Genome, Exome… What’s the Difference?

Genome sequencing is all over the news lately, especially with commercial companies offering sequencing to explore a customer's ethnic background, recommended diets and fitness plans, and reveal what kinds of diseases they might potentially…
cancer

Genome Sequencing and the End of Cancer

Modern genomics and biotechnology have blown open doors for research on many diseases once considered a guaranteed death sentence for those who were diagnosed with them. Years ago, the only treatments for a cancerous tumor growth may have been…
cardiovascular sequencing

Getting to the Heart of the Problem with Cardiovascular Sequencing

It’s American Heart Month and while heart disease maintains its reign as the single leading cause of death among both men and women in the US, there is ongoing research to help people live longer and healthier lives. From a genetic standpoint,…
HLA typing

Find Your Perfect Match: Using HLA Typing For Successful Organ Transplants

Within clinical environments, making decisions based on precise and comprehensive data is paramount in practicing high-quality medicine. One of the more complex clinical procedures involves organ transplants. Organ transplant surgery, a high-risk…
genetics and weight loss

Weighing in on Genetics and Weight Loss

It’s that time of year again when every local gym fills with hundreds of new members, resolute that this is the year they finally follow through on their weight loss goals. Getting healthy is arguably the most common New Year’s resolution,…
How to submit a sample for genome sequencing

How to Submit a Sample for Genome Sequencing

At The Sequencing Center, we receive hundreds of samples every month, and while most of the samples are primed and ready for sequencing, it’s easy for our clients to miss some key preparation steps. In order to get the best results from your…
the genome sequencing process
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The Genome Sequencing Process

The process of sequencing a genetic sample can often feel like a confusing and fragmented process, with each individual step being performed by different vendors before finally ending up with a sequenced genome. In fact, it was our frustration…
agrigenomics
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Performing Metagenomic Sequencing and Analysis

A common project type we see at The Sequencing Center is researchers looking to identify what types of organisms are in their samples. Metagenomic sequencing provides these researchers the ability to sequence a general environmental sample,…
Bacterial Genome Sequencing
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Targeting Specific Genes in Bacterial Research

In the new age of genomics, researching specific genes within a genome has become a common focal point of interest. This is prevalent in bacterial research fields primarily because it provides deep insight into specific functions and attributes…
Genome Sequencing
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A Case for Owning End To End Sequencing

As a researcher, we all want to get the highest quality data and accuracy throughout the research process to inform us better. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting half baked data, unclear results, or chasing an insight down a rabbit…
Multiplex Sequencing

Multiplex Sequencing: The Fast and Cost Effective Method

The cost and speed of completing a genome sequencing run is typically the driving force behind any research requiring next generation sequencing. Most organizations have project or departmental budgets that they need to adhere to, which makes…
Genome Expression Sequencing
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Do You Really Need Whole Genome Sequencing

These days whole genome sequencing has almost become a buzzword in the scientific community. A common myth is that in order to get true value out of sequencing, you need to gather data on the whole genome. This has largely been pushed by different…
Bacterial Whole Genome Sequencing

Bacterial Whole Genome Sequencing: Benefits, Advantages, and Outcomes

Researchers are limited only by their imagination and available technological resources, but technology is continuing to gain ground. Over the years, the way knowledge has been pieced together about the function and location of genes has generally…
Clinical Genome Sequencing

Using Genome Sequencing to Ensure Drug Stability

Biologic drug development has the unique challenge of dealing with a live organism that has the ability to change. It's a no brainer that pharmaceutical companies want to ensure that the biologic drug is stable throughout the manufacturing process…
Pharmacogenomics
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5 Common Myths of Genome Sequencing

Having many customers in various fields, we hear a lot of interesting myths that are persistent across each of them. Some come from misguidance of other companies in the sales process, other myths are rooted in legacy in which the landscape…
Pharmacogenomics
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Pharmacogenomics: Bridging the Innovation Gap in Drug Development

There is a saying in medicine: treat the patient, not the disease. This caveat is commonly preached to new medical residents as a reminder that holistic care is essential and that the same disease process in a different patient is essentially…
TruSeq Amplicon Cancer Panel

Benefits of TruSeq Amplicon – Cancer Panel In Cancer Research

The average prescription-grade drug takes a decade of research and billions of dollars in funding in order to reach the market. Combined with the rate at which new and rare diseases continue to be discovered, this leaves pharmaceutical companies…