Genome sequencing in cytogenetics: Comparison of short-read and linked-read approaches for germline structural variant detection and characterization.

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janvier 2020


Molecular genetics & genomic medicine


Membres identifiés du Cancéropôle Est :
Pr CALLIER Patrick, Pr FAIVRE Laurence

Tous les auteurs :
Uguen K, Jubin C, Duffourd Y, Bardel C, Malan V, Dupont JM, El Khattabi L, Chatron N, Vitobello A, Rollat-Farnier PA, Baulard C, Lelorch M, Leduc A, Tisserant E, Tran Mau-Them F, Danjean V, Delepine M, Till M, Meyer V, Lyonnet S, Mosca-Boidron AL, Thevenon J, Faivre L, Thauvin-Robinet C, Schluth-Bolard C, Boland A, Olaso R, Callier P, Romana S, Deleuze JF, Sanlaville D


Structural variants (SVs) include copy number variants (CNVs) and apparently balanced chromosomal rearrangements (ABCRs). Genome sequencing (GS) enables SV detection at base-pair resolution, but the use of short-read sequencing is limited by repetitive sequences, and long-read approaches are not yet validated for diagnosis. Recently, 10X Genomics proposed Chromium, a technology providing linked-reads to reconstruct long DNA fragments and which could represent a good alternative. No study has compared short-read to linked-read technologies to detect SVs in a constitutional diagnostic setting yet. The aim of this work was to determine whether the 10X Genomics technology enables better detection and comprehension of SVs than short-read WGS.

Mots clés

10X Genomics: Illumina, bioinformatics, genome sequencing, structural variants


Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2020 Jan 27;:e1114