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Target Enrichment

In many studies, researchers do not want to know the complete genomic sequence of their sample but already have a specific target region of interest to focus on. In this case, the generation of sequence data from genomic regions outside the target region only increases costs and complicates analysis. Therefore, different target enrichment techniques have recently been developed that are able to extract DNA fragments from a specified target region prior to sequencing. Customized target enrichment as well as standards like whole exome enrichment are accessible with different technologies.

At the CCG, several target enrichment technologies are available: