John Thompson presents data on the Claritas orthogonal sequencing process
Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) 2016 is holding a Precision Medicine conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 22-24. As per the AGBT website, "This new meeting will bring together leading genomics researchers, healthcare professionals, and healthcare industry stakeholders to rigorously explore exciting developments at the interface of genomics, medicine, and health." Claritas's Chief Technology Officer, Dr. John Thompson, is attending and will present a poster entitled, "Improved sensitivity for clinical relevant variants using orthogonal sequencing." The study shows how the use of two independent target capture and sequencing methods allows for the identification of more clinically relevant variants than if only one process were used. Specifically, Dr. Thompson points out that "If only a single platform had been used, these variants would have been missed and not reported to the patient." View the poster here.