Next generation sequencing

Next generation sequencing (NGS), massively parallel or deep sequencing are related terms that describe a DNA sequencing technology, which has revolutionized genomic research. Using NGS an entire human genome can be sequenced within a single day. In contrast, the previous Sanger sequencing technology, used to decipher the human genome, required […]

Genetic testing Regulation

U.S. laboratories that perform health-related testing, including genetic testing, are regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) program. Laboratories that are certified under CLIA are required to meet federal standards for quality, accuracy, and reliability of tests. All laboratories that do genetic testing and share results must be CLIA […]

Types of Genetic Testing

Since the human genome sequencing was completed there has been a tremendous growth in our understanding of mutations, nucleotide polymorphisms and gene alterations like deletions or duplications and their respective disease associations. A number of genetic diseases are now known than before. It is now possible to make predictive gene […]