A comprehensive understanding of biology through genomics

Using NGS for genetic insights

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What is genomics?

Genomics is the comprehensive study of the genome, which includes the complete set of genetic information in an organism. This area of study also examines the structure, function, changes in sequence, location of genes (gene mapping), and techniques used to study the genome.

Advances in genomic analysis technologies, such as next-generation sequencing, enable researchers to efficiently study how DNA plays a role in health and disease with unprecedented scale, speed, and accuracy.

Key techniques to explore the genome

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology is a powerful tool to study genomic sequences and allows insights into many biological questions. DNA sequencing and genotyping techniques can provide essential tools to better understand health and disease. Explore these essential genomic techniques below to learn more.

Whole-genome sequencing

Explore whole-genome sequencing using NGS for comprehensive genetic analysis.

Exome sequencing

Efficiently identify coding variants across a broad range of applications, including population genetics, genetic disease, and cancer studies.

Targeted sequencing

Save time, lower expenses, and efficiently analyze data with targeted sequencing.


Get an overview of genotyping techniques and see how to study genetic variants such as single nucleotide variants, copy number variants, and large structural changes in DNA.

How is genomics used in multiomics profiling?

Genomic sequence data can be combined with other omic information to help researchers identify candidate genes and understand mechanisms controlling interesting phenotypes. This holistic, multiomics approach can uncover new regulatory elements for biomarkers and therapeutic targets.

Targeted therapeutics

See how Dr. Victoria Parikh, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University uses genome sequencing and omics approaches to pave the way for precision cardiovascular medicine.

Cancer immunotherapy research advances

This webinar covers exciting advancements using a multiomic approach to develop targeted immunotherapies through the integration of genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data.

Exploring the genetic basis of oral cancer

Learn how genomic analysis is making headway with a a deadly oral cancer that is strongly associated with chewing tobacco together with slaked lime.

Genetic and complex disease research

A multiomics approach can uncover deeper biological context to disease-causing variants and accelerate our understanding of common disorders, unlock new pathways, biomarkers, and drug targets.

Related applications

Human genotyping

Explore the benefits of human genotyping with arrays for trusted data quality, high throughput demands, and more.

Cancer germline mutation studies

Study the complete set of RNA transcripts produced by the genome.

Complex disease genomics

Find out more about disease association studies, gene target identification, polygenic risk scores, and other research topics.

Genome-wide association studies

Explore how to use high-throughput genomic technologies to quickly scan entire genomes of large numbers of subjects and find genetic variants correlated with a trait or disease.

Genetic and rare diseases

We're developing solutions to facilitate early detection and intervention for affected families.

Cardiovascular disease research

Cardiac gene panels using NGS can help to detect variants associated with cardiomyopathy and other heart diseases.

Additional Resources

Sequencing platforms brochure

Explore our full suite of systems to harness the power of next-generation sequencing to meet your ever-evolving needs.

Genomics research hub

Explore how we aggregate, analyze, and interpret genomic data for meaningful insights.

Polygenic risk scores could become useful tools in the physician's toolbox

Researchers perform genome-wide association studies to identify disease-associated DNA risk loci and develop PRSs for clinical validation.

Biomarker discovery in cancer research

Read how NGS-based solutions were used to search for gene expression profiles for cancer biomarker discovery.

Using genomics for tuberculosis surveillance

Read how Dr. Camilla Rodrigues is using NGS to fight MDR-TB at the P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Mumbai, India.