Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Genomics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Integrated DNA Technologies Advances Human Health and Clinical Research

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014
Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Company extends its portfolio of NGS panels with the addition of the xGen® Inherited Disease and Pan-Cancer Panels.

Adding these to the xGen AML Panel which was launched at the end of last year, IDT now offers a range of panels for deep sequencing that can be supplemented to cover a comprehensive range of diseases.

The xGen Inherited Disease Panel will be officially launched at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 26–28. Designed in collaboration with Emory Genetics Laboratory (EGL), this panel was created to combine the ease of whole exome sequencing with the low cost of panels. Emory leveraged Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT ) Lockdown Probes to create a library targeting all exons in HGMD (human gene mutation database) listed genes. The creation of this library simplifies workflow and lowers costs, while facilitating rapid sequencing and providing the high coverage levels needed for clinical diagnostics application of NGS. During ACMG (EGL) will present a poster entitled, “One library, many tests: The evolution of next generation sequencing panel testing”.

The xGen Pan-Cancer Panel, which will be launched at AACR, April 5–9, is based on the findings of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) network. NGS has enabled the discovery and characterization of gene-specific mutations that have the potential to be tumorigenic, but it also implicates irrelevant genes. A shortlist of significant genes that are relevant across numerous cancer types, which can be expanded by including additional tumor-specific genes, would be extremely valuable for both clinical and research applications. TGCA network have identified 127 significantly mutated genes across 12 tumor types. The Pan-Cancer Panel targets coding regions in all 127 genes.

Target enrichment enables users to focus their sequencing efforts on specific regions of the genome, providing a cost-effective and reliable alternative to whole genome sequencing, and making NGS more accessible. Ibrahim Jivanjee, Product Manager for NGS at IDT, commented, “Having launched our xGen AML Panel last October, we have invested a significant amount of time and resources into further developing our NGS capabilities. A rapidly advancing area, next generation sequencing is key to the development of personalized medicine, and these two new panels will aid us in supporting advancements in human health and clinical research.”

All three of the IDT NGS Panels feature xGen Lockdown® Probes, which are 120mer oligonucleotides with a 5’ biotin modification. Synthesized individually using the IDT Ultramer® synthesis platform, Lockdown Probes incorporate the highest coupling rate currently available, 99.6%, to provide high quality, long oligos. The quality of each capture probe is assessed using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and even probes with a high GC content can be synthesized.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

TBUSA, IDT Announce Collaboration
Collaboration aims to support targeted RNA Sequencing.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
IDT Acquires AITbiotech
Acquisition increases capacity to deliver high quality, locally manufactured oligos .
Thursday, December 10, 2015
IDT Expands Oligonucleotide Manufacturing in Singapore
Acquisition increases capacity to deliver high quality, locally manufactured oligos.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Dr Patricia Tavormina Named Winner of First IDT ISO 14001 Sustainability Award
Biodiversity research on methane sinks and global warming earns $14,001 in oligo credit.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Untangling the Web of Gene Expression
New technology for understanding gene expression drives research forward.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Discover Affordable Custom NGS Panels
IDT webinar helps NGS researchers bring cost-savings to target capture panels.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Synthetic Biology Webinar - Genome Modifications Made Easy
IDT reveals how to overcome the challenges of CRISPR-mediated genome editing.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Discover the Latest NGS-Based Assays Guiding Precision Oncology
IDT joins forces with Foundation Medicine in AMP workshop.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
IDT Acquires SURVEYOR® Nuclease Business from Transgenomic
Addition of SURVEYOR enzyme and kits expands IDT's molecular biology product offerings.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
World Cup 2014 - with a Scientific Twist
IDT fuses fruit flies, football and fun in a unique global contest with great prizes.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Summit Partners Makes Growth Equity Investment in IDT
IDT’s founder, Dr. Joseph Walder, will remain the company’s majority owner.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Enhanced Molecular Inversion Probes for NGS Target Enrichment
IDT presents latest developments at 15th annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Providing a Rapid and Reliable Method of Gene Cloning
Integrated DNA Technologies will be speaking at the upcoming Antibody Engineering and Therapeutics conference.
Monday, December 02, 2013
IDT Provides Insights into the World of Gene Construction
Informative and educational talk to take place at SynBioBeta 2013.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Discussing the Science of Big DNA
Read about the most recent advances in synthetic biology in the latest issue of DECODED.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Scientific News
Known Genetic Risk Factors for Endometrial Cancer Doubles
An international collaboration of researchers has identified five new gene regions that increase a woman’s risk of developing endometrial cancer, one of the most common cancers to affect women, taking the number of known gene regions associated with the disease to nine.
Monovar Drills Down Into Cancer Genome
Rice, MD Anderson develop program to ID mutations in single cancer cells.
Autism, Cancer Share a Remarkable Number of Risk Genes
Researchers with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, MIND Institute identify more than 40 common genes.
Number Of Known Genetic Risk Factors For Endometrial Cancer Doubled
An international collaboration of researchers has identified five new gene regions that increase a woman’s risk of developing endometrial cancer, one of the most common cancers to affect women, taking the number of known gene regions associated with the disease to nine.
Genetic Variant May Help Explain Why Labradors Are Prone To Obesity
A genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers – the UK and US’s favourite dog breed – has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The finding may explain why Labrador retrievers are more likely to become obese than dogs of other breeds.
How Scientists Use DNA to Track Disease Outbreaks
They’re the top questions on everyone’s mind when a new disease outbreak happens: where did the virus come from? When did this happen? How long has it been spreading in a particular country or group of people?
Genetic Risk Factors of Disparate Diseases Share Similar Biological Underpinnings
Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics and colleagues identify "roadmap" of disease mechanisms to identify candidate drug targets.
Stem Cells Know How to Unwind
Research led by the Babraham Institute with collaborators in the UK, Canada and Japan has revealed a new understanding of how an open genome structure supports the long-term and unrestricted developmental potential in embryonic stem cells.
Childhood Asthma Research Receives $2M
Research into the impact of a child’s upbringing and social and physical environments on the development of asthma will receive $2 million to tackle the condition that affects as many as one in three Canadians.
Five New Breast Cancer Genes Found
Discovery of mutations paves the way for personalised treatment of breast cancer.
Skyscraper Banner

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,500+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!