Human Genetics

Overview

Reviews genetic variations and their association with diseases

The field of human genetics rapidly accelerated with the mapping of the human genome in 2001 and the subsequent completion of the euchromatic sequence in 2004.  With ~3 billion base pairs and 20-25 thousand protein-encoding genes that were published, these studies established a solid foundation for biomedical research.  Next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques and their advancements have reshaped and pushed the boundaries of the way human genetics research is conducted. NGS has also revolutionized risk assessment for diseases and has paved the way for the development of personalized treatment options.

NGS provides researchers the ability to study the sequence of an entire genome (whole genome sequencing), target just the coding regions (whole exome sequencing) or to even target specific regions of the genome (targeted sequencing). Genetic variations and risk factors can be assessed with unparalleled precision using specialized NGS techniques such as clonal amplification of single DNA molecules.

Roche Sequencing Solutions offers a broad portfolio of target enrichment and library preparation products for NGS applications.

Workflow Step
Product
Benefits
Sample QC
KAPA hgDNA Quantification & QC Kits
  • Reliable quantification and quality assessment of low-input or FFPE samples to optimize library construction yields and workflows
Target Enrichment

SeqCap EZ Choice Kits

SeqCap® EZ Designs

SeqCap RNA Kits

SeqCap Epi Kits 

 

  • Ability to focus only on  the regions of interest
Library Preparation

KAPA HyperPrep Kits

KAPA HTP/LTP Library Preparation Kits 

  • High-quality library construction from FFPE and challenging samples in less than 3 hours*
Library Amplification
KAPA Library Amplification Kit
  • Minimized PCR-induced bias of AT- and GC-rich library molecules for improved sequencing coverage
Library Quantification 
KAPA Library Quantification Kits
  • Accurate quantification of adapter-ligated molecules prior to sample pooling and cluster generation or template preparation for optimal sequencing results*

* Data on file.