What is NGS?

Next generation sequencing (NGS) refers to a versatile technology of DNA sequencing that permits high-throughput, highly adaptable whole genome-scale assays at reasonable cost and high accuracy.

NGS revolutionizes genomic research by setting a new standard. NGS has a tremendous potential for new discovery in multiple biological science disciplines.

This technology enables massively parallel sequencing of nucleic acid fragments to address a variety of experimental questions.

The ultra-high-throughput and accuracy of NGS opens countless possibilities of genome-scale assays in clinical, medical, cancer and basic research, screening large numbers of samples for changes underpinning diseases and traits of interest.

New systems and platforms, fast evolving methodologies, bioinformatics and innovative application of NGS in combination with other technologies change the landscape of what is possible today.

Read more about NGS and it's application at Illumina's website.


Introduction to NGS (Illumina.com)