Cancer whole-genome sequencing (WGS) provides a base-by-base view of the unique mutations present in cancer tissue. It enables discovery of novel cancer-associated variants, including single nucleotide variants (SNVs), copy number changes, and structural variants. By comparing tumor and normal DNA, WGS can also provide a comprehensive view of changes to a specific tumor sample.
Many cancer-associated variants have been discovered using cancer genome sequencing. Ongoing efforts to categorize and characterize mutations in cancer include The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), and Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC).
WGS provides base-pair resolution of an entire genome and identifies SNVs, insertions and deletions (indels), and copy number variations (CNVs) in a single run. WGS provides a comprehensive view of the unique mutations in cancer tissue, including those contributed by surrounding normal tissue and tumor clonality.
Illumina offers several library preparation, sequencing, and data analysis options for cancer whole-genome sequencing. Streamlined library prep workflows and flexible kit configurations accommodate multiple study designs. Illumina systems deliver industry-leading data quality—in fact, approximately 90% of the world’s sequencing data are generated using Illumina sequencing by synthesis (SBS) chemistry.
Push-button apps in BaseSpace Sequence Hub simplify data analysis, so you can spend less time analyzing data and more time focusing on the next breakthrough.
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A fast, integrated workflow for a wide range of applications, from human whole-genome sequencing to amplicons, plasmids, and microbial species.TruSeq DNA PCR-Free Library Prep Kit
Provides high genomic coverage even in challenging regions.
Enables efficient interrogation of samples with limited available DNA.
Patterned flow cell technology results in higher throughput, lower price per sample, and enhanced speed and performance.NextSeq Series
Offers high throughput and flexibility for multiple sequencing applications.
Scalable throughput and flexibility for virtually any genome, sequencing method, and scale of project.
Designed to detect somatic variants from a tumor and matched normal sample pair.BaseSpace Sequence Hub
The Illumina genomics computing environment for NGS data analysis and management.
A growing library of curated genomic data to support researchers in identifying disease mechanisms, drug targets, and prognostic or predictive biomarkers.