TruSeq DNA Methylation Kit (discontinued)

Converts bisulfite-treated, single-stranded DNA into an Illumina sequencing library. Enables comprehensive whole-genome DNA methylation analysis.Read More...

  • Unlock small samples (50–100 ng DNA input)
  • CpG, CHH, & CHG regions included for comprehensive, whole-genome results
  • Fast protocol – five-hour method
  • Capture full sample diversity

Product Highlights

Sequence the entire sample–no loss of information

The process of bisulfite treatment denatures genomic DNA into single stranded DNA. TruSeq DNA Methylation converts single stranded DNA into an Illumina sequencing library. All ssDNA fragments are captured into an Illumina sequencing library, therefore eliminating the loss of diversity associated with other methods.

Supported analysis in the cloud

TruSeq DNA Methylation libraries can be aligned to the human genome and compared for differential methylation with Illumina BaseSpace Apps MethylSeq and MethylKit. These applications are fully supported and were developed specifically for TruSeq DNA Methylation library preparation.

Example data sets for TruSeq DNA Methylation libraries, also available in BaseSpace Sequence Hub Data Central (use the “Methyl Seq” category filter), demonstrate unparalleled quality and seamless analysis.

Deep coverage of critical genomic regions

Depth of coverage is enhanced in genomic areas with biological utility. TruSeq DNA Methylation captures full sample diversity of critical areas, including:

  • Coding region start and end for exons from the canonical transcript of protein coding genes for genes known to be involved in cancer, taken from SOMA and CRUK panels (as well as literature-derived cancer genes)
  • Genes defined by the American College of Medical Genetics as being medically relevant (ACMG genes)
  • Exonic coding regions from Ensemble 70
  • List of 100 promoters defined by the Broad Institute as being of high interest and difficult to sequence


Method-Specific Workflow Example


Customer Stories

The Mysteries of Metastasis

Researchers investigate the epigenetics behind cancer metastasis using the HumanMethylation450 BeadChip and the HiSeq System.

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Searching for the Epigenetic Contributions of Addiction

Targeted methylation sequencing using the MiSeq System and Nextera XT Library Prep Kit is identifying epigenetic signatures that correlate with brain image scans of substance abusers.

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Supporting Data and Figures


TruSeq DNA Methylation was previously known as the EpiGnome Library Preparation Kit. Kits with either name on the label contain the same quality reagents and follow the same workflow.

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