What is Next Gen Sequencing?

Next Gen Sequencing (NGS) refers to new, faster ways to sequence DNA and RNA that effectively revolutionize genomics and molecular biology.

Next gen sequencing definition

NGS, also called "high-throughput sequencing," is a term for a collection of genetic sequencing techniques that improve upon the original Sanger sequencing process. Examples include Illumina (Solexa) sequencing, Roche 454 sequencing, Ion torrent: Proton / PGM sequencing, and SOLiD sequencing. These modes of DNA and RNA sequencing use massively parallel processes to work faster and more cost effectively than the Sanger method.