Desktop Genetics DTG-Seq Service
Desktop Genetics recently launched its DTG-Seq service, which combines targeted amplicon sequencing and internal bioinformatics expertise for validation of on- and off-target genome editing outcomes. To use DTG-Seq, customers send isolated genomic DNA samples to Desktop's sequencing provider, while Desktop handles steps such as primer design and amplicon library preparation. The company's bioinformatics team then analyzes raw FASTQ files and investigates the efficiency and distribution of CRISPR mutations at on- and/or off-target sites. Desktop then summarizes and delivers the analysis in graphical reports along with raw sequencing data files. The company said that it can detect CRISPR editing events at frequencies as low as 0.1 percent.