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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is used to interrogate large sets of genes in a diagnostic setting. Regions of high sequence homology are a major challenge and can lead to false-positive and false-negative diagnostic errors. This webinar will provide a perspective on how to deal with medically important genes that have high sequence homology in a diagnostic setting.

Speaker: Birgit Funke PhD, FACMG                  

Host: Avni Santani, PhD

Duration: 0.75 hr

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

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Course Information
Course Date:
May 03, 2017
Course Objectives
  • Interpret the technical challenges posed by homologous sequences in the context of next generation sequencing.
  • Apply an assessment of homology in the molecular diagnostic test design process.
  • Formulate a strategy to supplement NGS testing for homologous genes.
Dealing with Highly Homologous Genes in the Context of Medical Sequencing
Speaker Information
Birgit Funke PhD, FACMG
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Non-member Price: $195.00