Sequencing studies in human genetics: design and interpretation.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Next-generation sequencing is becoming the primary discovery tool in human genetics. There have been many clear successes in identifying genes that are responsible for Mendelian diseases, and sequencing approaches are now poised to identify the mutations that cause undiagnosed childhood genetic diseases and those that predispose individuals to more common complex diseases. There are, however, growing concerns that the complexity and magnitude of complete sequence data could lead to an explosion of weakly justified claims of association between genetic variants and disease. Here, we provide an overview of the basic workflow in next-generation sequencing studies and emphasize, where possible, measures and considerations that facilitate accurate inferences from human sequencing studies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goldstein, DB; Allen, A; Keebler, J; Margulies, EH; Petrou, S; Petrovski, S; Sunyaev, S

Published Date

  • July 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 460 - 470

PubMed ID

  • 23752795

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4117319

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-0064

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nrg3455


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England