High throughput sequencing is currently revolutionizing both the cancer research and diagnostics areas. Since the introduction of "next generation sequencing" (NGS) technologies, the field has quickly moved forward, with rapid improvements in sequencing capacity and the time required for data production. As a result, in many studies the sequencing process is no longer the bottleneck. The bottleneck now is the bioinformatic analysis of the data.
The Biomedical Genomics Analysis plugin has been developed to address the bioinformatic bottleneck by offering automated workflows that cover all steps from the initial data processing and quality assurance through data analyses, annotation, and reporting.
Workflows have been developed for the following applications:
- QIAseq Panel Analysis
- Whole Genome Sequencing
- Whole Exome Sequencing
- Targeted Amplicon Sequencing
- Whole Transcriptome Sequencing
- Small RNA Sequencing
All the workflows included in the Biomedical Genomics Analysis plugin run are configured to use Reference Data Sets. These are described further in QIAGEN Sets.