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Twist Bioscience Announces Technology Early Access of eWGS Solution

Twist Bioscience Announces

Twist Bioscience Corporation, a company that helps customers succeed by providing high-quality synthetic DNA on its silicon platform, recently announced technology early access to the Twist enhanced Whole Genome Sequencing (eWGS) solution for applications related to non-human gnomics at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology 2023 General Meeting conducted in Hollywood, Florida. eWGS is a unique solution that allows researchers to collect simultaneous low-pass whole genome data as well as in-depth coverage of specific areas in a high-throughput and cost-effective workflow.

The eWGS workflow begins with a modified Twist 96-plex library preparation kit, which prepares 96 samples in a single tube for sequencing. Following that, a single-tube 96-plex enrichment on an aliquot of the library is performed using a customized panel to enrich further targets that require additional coverage. The original and enhanced libraries are then merged into a single sequencer-ready pool with low whole genome coverage (0.5x to 4x) and high target-specific coverage. Researchers can tailor the coverage differential between low-pass and high-pass sites to their own needs. Preparing and enriching 96 samples for sequencing at once in a single pool enables a high-throughput workflow and may save costs by utilizing fewer materials and resources.

Twist Bioscience’s co-founder and CEO Emily M. Leproust commented, “In agricultural genomics, researchers constantly have to make a tradeoff between cost and insight. Deep sequencing across entire genomes is cost prohibitive, forcing researchers to turn to less costly approaches like genotyping by sequencing, microarrays, or low-pass WGS. These methods impose limits on the resolution, accuracy, or flexibility of experiments.” She added, “With our eWGS solution, researchers can now get all the information they need without compromising on cost or data, enabling our customers to push new boundaries in trait selection, breeding and other applications.”

(Source – Business Wire)

About Twist Bioscience Corporation

Founded in 2013, Twist Bioscience is a leading synthetic biology and genomics firm that has created a proprietary DNA synthesis platform to industrialize biological engineering. It assists researchers in the Life Sciences who are transforming the world for the better. Scientists from several sectors, including health, agriculture, data storage and industrial chemicals, employ its oligo pools, synthetic genes, and NGS target enrichment to improve human lives and the planet's sustainability. Its technology eliminates inefficiencies and enables cost-effective, high-throughput, quick, accurate DNA synthesis and sequencing. The company provides both the quantity and quality that researchers need to quickly capitalize on future prospects.

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