MAY 28, 2014 9:00 AM PDT

Keynote: Establishing an economic BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA) gene analyses research workflow using custom AmpliSeq panel design and the Ion PGM System

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Abstract

While the "Jolie effect" has refocused attention on the central role of BRCA gene analyses in the diagnosis and prevention of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, there is a global disparity in access to affordable testing. The development of bench top NGS technologies holds promise for faster, more comprehensive and cost-effective methodologies than Sanger sequencing.

The goal of the study was to create a global consortium for developing and demonstrating the feasibility of a shared, dedicated workflow that may develop into a clinical grade BRCA gene analyses using Ion AmpliSeqTM multiplex PCR technology combined with the Ion PGMTM Sequencer.


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MAY 28, 2014 9:00 AM PDT

Keynote: Establishing an economic BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA) gene analyses research workflow using custom AmpliSeq panel design and the Ion PGM System



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