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Definition

An umbrella term given to describe modern high-throughput DNA sequencing techniques that have emerged since Sanger sequencing.

Use in clinical context

Sanger sequencing was a huge breakthrough in sequencing technology, but since its development other methods have been developed that allow for accurate results in faster and more cost-efficient ways. This breakthrough has paved the way for the application of DNA sequencing in routine care for a variety of clinical scenarios. Next generation sequencing includes both short and long read sequencing.

Last updated on 29th May, 2019