Erasmus MC Will Automate Exome Capture of 3,000 Samples for Epidemiology Study | GenomeWeb

Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is using Caliper Life Sciences' Sciclone NGS Workstation and Roche's NimbleGen SeqCap EZ Exome to automate exome capture and sequencing of more than 3,000 samples, the partners said this week.

The sequencing is being done as part of the Rotterdam Study, a large epidemiological study that includes 15,000 participants to identify genetic risk factors for age-related disorders such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer disease, and type 2 diabetes.

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