BGI at ASHG 2019, Houston

BGI at ASHG 2019, Houston

We are looking forward to seeing you in Houston to discuss exiting new Genomic Solutions for your research.

Put Booth #1021 on your list for inspiration!

BGI offers a complete line of NGS services, and the world’s broadest portfolio of Whole Genome Sequencing services including True PCR-free WGS, Low-Pass WGS, with prices starting from an amazing $600. We will announce new Clinical-Grade WGS solutions as well as a new Long-Fragment Read WGS service, all from our unique DNBSEQ™ sequencing technology.

We support your academic research or pharmaceutical R&D projects: From single sample to large-scale population studies, we are at your service!



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At our lunch seminar

NGS 2.0 – Innovation results in new value to Genomic Research and Clinical utility.

You will learn how a novel co-barcoding strategy offers long read benefits for advanced genomic applications and how new sequencing technology offers new diagnostic options.

Thursday, October 17, 12:45 – 2:00PM
Hilton Americas-Houston, Lanier Ballroom C, Level 4

Box lunch will be provided.

Click here to RSVP for the seminar.


Talks and Speakers:

Towards a perfect genome with long single-molecule sequencing technology: New opportunities for advanced genomic applications
Brock Peters, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Research, Complete Genomics/ MGI

Abstract:Here we describe single tube long fragment read (stLFR), a technology that enables sequence data from long DNA molecules using economical second-generation sequencing technology.  It is based on adding the same barcode sequence to sub-fragments of the original long DNA molecule (DNA co-barcoding).  To achieve this efficiently, stLFR uses the surface of microbeads to create millions of miniaturized barcoding reactions in a single tube.  Using a combinatorial process up to 3.6 billion unique barcode sequences were generated on beads, enabling practically non-redundant co-barcoding with 50 million barcodes per sample.  Using stLFR, we demonstrate efficient unique co-barcoding of over 8 million 20-300 kb genomic DNA fragments.  Analysis of the genome of the human genome NA12878 with stLFR demonstrated high quality variant calling and phase block lengths up to N50 34 Mb.  We also demonstrate detection of complex structural variants and complete diploid de novo assembly of NA12878.  These analyses were all performed using single stLFR libraries and their construction did not significantly add to the time or cost of whole genome sequencing (WGS) library preparation.  stLFR represents an easily automatable solution that enables high quality sequencing, phasing, SV detection, scaffolding, cost-effective diploid de novo genome assembly, and other long DNA sequencing applications.

Clinical NGS: Exome vs Genome Sequencing
Xia Wang, Ph.D., FACMG
Co-Founder & Chief Diagnostic Officer AiLife Diagnostics

Abstract: With the reducing cost of high throughput sequencing, genome-wide analysis such as exome (WES) and genome (WGS) sequencing has increasingly been used in both research and clinical settings. Such approaches can capture all the genes and various type of variants in a single assay, promising comprehensive analysis, fast turn-around time, and cost effectiveness comparing with tiered-testing approaches. While accumulating evidence have supported the clinical validity and utility of WES and WGS in pediatric, prenatal, and adult patient cohorts, data interpretation and variant prioritization remain challenging due to the vast amount of data generated esp. by WGS. This talk will discuss the technical aspects of WES and WGS and navigate the practical challenges to realize the full potential of these techniques.



We will present exciting new services, including new Linked-Fragment Read services to help you advance your genomic research, and Clinical-Grade Whole Genome Sequencing to help putting Genomics to work in healthcare applications.

True PCR-free WGS                    For the best InDel performance, most even genome coverage and lowest duplication rates

Low-Pass WGS                           A data-rich alternative to Genotyping Arrays for GWAS studies

Clinical-Grade WGS                   To power your advanced genomic diagnostics

Long-Fragment Read WGS        For superior SV detection and haplotyping



All who have their badge scanned at our booth, will automatically enter a drawing to win 4 Free samples for our True PCR-Free DNBSEQ™ WGS service with standard bioinformatics analysis, or an alternative DNBSEQ™service of similar value to support your research.

3 Winners* will be announced in the week after the conference.


Put Booth #1021 on your list for inspiration!

*Sorry, vendors and suppliers are not eligible



A chance for you to meet our scientists when they present their work, building on a rich tradition of scientific contribution to the field of Genomics:

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Concurrent hearing, genetic and HCMV screening in a general newborn population.

Zhiyu Peng, BGI-Shenzhen

Main session: Precision Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, and Genetic Therapies

Session Date &Time: Wednesday Oct 16, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm;

Location: Exhibit Hall – Level 1/Convention Center


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Gene expression assessment of different isolations and storage conditions for white blood cells.

Yanru Xing, BGI-Shenzhen

Main session: Molecular Phenotyping and Omics Technologies

Session Date &Time: Thursday Oct 17, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm;

Location: Exhibit Hall – Level 1/Convention Center


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LFMD: Detecting low-frequency mutations in genome sequencing data without molecular tags

Rui Ye, BGI-Shenzhen

Main session: Bioinformatics and Computational Approaches

Session Date &Time: Thursday Oct 17, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Exhibit Hall – Level 1/Convention Center


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Novel genes associated with facial skin features in Chinese population.

Yan Li, BGI-Shenzhen

Main session: Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders

Session Date &Time: Thursday Oct 17, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Exhibit Hall – Level 1/Convention Center


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Fast and accurate SNP discovery and allele frequency estimation from large-scale low-pass NIPT genome sequencing.

Shujia Huang, BGI-Shenzhen

Main session: Prenatal, Perinatal, Reproductive, and Developmental Genetics

Session Date &Time: Friday Oct 18, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm;

Location: Exhibit Hall – Level 1/Convention Center

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