Illumina Sequencing Methods

Comprehensive NGS solutions including library preparation, sequencing instruments, and data analysis


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Sequencing may be utilized to determine the order of nucleotides in small targeted genomic regions or entire genomes. Illumina sequencing enables a wide variety of applications, allowing scientists to ask virtually any question related to the genome, transcriptome, or epigenome of any organism. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods differ primarily by how the DNA or RNA samples are prepared and the data analysis options used.

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Key Sequencing Methods

DNA Sequencing

Analyze the entire genome, focus on regions of interest with whole-exome and targeted sequencing, or study DNA-protein interactions.

RNA Sequencing

Take advantage of a broad range of techniques, from targeted RNA to single-cell and whole-transcriptome sequencing.

Methylation Sequencing

Both genome-wide analysis and targeted approaches can provide insight into methylation patterns at a single nucleotide level.

High-Throughput Sequencing

Cost-effectively run data-rich applications and process more samples to increase statistical power.

Long-Read Sequencing

Resolve challenging regions of the genome, such as complex structural variants and repetitive elements, or perform de novo assembly.

Library Preparation

Find out more about how library prep works, and explore user-friendly solutions. Options are available for a broad range of sequencing methods, including whole-genome sequencing, whole-exome and targeted sequencing, RNA sequencing, methylation sequencing, and more.

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Methods Guide

All the information you need, from BeadChips to library preparation to sequencer selection and analysis. Select the best tools for your lab.

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Cancer Research
Cancer Research

NGS-based sequencing methods allow cancer researchers to detect rare somatic variants, tumor subclones, and circulating DNA fragments. Explore cancer sequencing methods.

Microbiology Research
Microbial Sequencing

From environmental metagenomics studies to infectious disease surveillance and more, sequencing can help researchers gain genetic insight into bacteria and viruses. Learn more about microbial genomics.

Complex Disease Research
Complex Disease Research

Illumina sequencing is introducing new avenues for understanding autoimmune and rheumatic diseases, atherosclerosis, neurological diseases, and psychiatric disorders on a molecular level. Learn more about complex disease genomics.

Reproductive Health
Reproductive and Genetic Health

Illumina sequencing and array technologies deliver fast, accurate information that can guide choices along the reproductive health journey. Explore reproductive health solutions.

Introduction to NGS

This massively parallel sequencing technology offers ultra-high throughput, scalability, and speed. See what you can do with NGS, and find out how Illumina technology works.

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