Isolating ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) DNA for genome-wide structural variant analysis

April 24, 2020

Accurate analysis of structural variants begins with isolating ultra-high molecular weight DNA. Obtaining high-quality UHMW DNA can present a challenge since sample collection, preservation, the DNA isolation process and subsequent handling of isolated DNA can significantly affect its quality.

In this webinar, Dr. Ben Clifford, Sr. Application Scientist at Bionano Genomics, discusses tips and tricks for isolating high quality UHMW DNA – right from sample collection, preservation and gentle handling of isolated DNA to minimize shearing and fragmentation.

In addition, we heard from Dr. Sven Bocklandt, Director of Scientific affairs at Bionano Genomics to walk us through genome imaging technology and workflow to demonstrate how it has been used successfully in studying structural variations in cancer and genetic diseases.