Human Low-Pass Whole Genome Sequencing (lpWGS)

Human Low-Pass Whole Genome Sequencing (lpWGS)

We apply our experience and scale to provide professional, fast and highly affordable Low-pass whole genome sequencing (lpWGS) services. Contact us today with any questions or for a no obligation quote.

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Human Low-Pass Whole Genome Sequencing Introduction

Low-pass whole genome sequencing (lpWGS) is commonly defined as
sequencing a genome to an average depth less than 1x coverage. lpWGS,
combined with genotype imputation, offers an alternative approach to
genotyping arrays for trait mapping and calculation of polygenic scores.

Further, it has been reported that low-pass sequencing plus imputation, in addition to providing a substantial increase in statistical power for genome wide association studies (GWAS), provides increased accuracy for polygenic risk prediction (PRS) at effective coverages of 0.5x and higher [1]. Applications of lpWGS include genome-wide association studies, biobank profiling, and pharmacogenomics. In addition, lpWGS is easy to set up and customize for specific populations and cases. 

Less ascertainment bias with regard to which variants/sites on the genome are assayed

Sequence data can be used to discover novel variation at the population level

Massively parallel sequencing can be achieved by multiplexing large numbers of samples

Easy to set up and any updates can be also made just by updating the reference panel

Human Low-Pass Whole Genome Sequencing (lpWGS) Service Overview

Key Service Details

PCR and PCR-free library methods are available

100bp/150bp Paired end sequencing

Choice of sequencing depth: low pass WGS (1x, 4x, or custom)

CAP/CLIA laboratory services available

Sequencing Quality Standard

Guaranteed ≥80% of bases with quality score of ≥Q30

Turnaround Time

Typically, 18 working days from sample QC acceptance to data analysis report availability
Expedited services are available; contact your local BGI specialist for details

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Unique DNBSEQ™ Sequencing Technology

BGI's human low pass whole genome sequencing services are typically executed with proprietary DNBSEQ™ sequencing technology platforms, for great sequencing data at some of the lowest costs in the industry. DNBSEQ™ offers advantages in terms of lower amplification error rates and much lower duplication rates in WGS/WES applications. In addition, studies have shown the lower index hopping rate in DNBSEQ™ platforms.

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