The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.
Whole-genome methylation sequencing carries both DNA methylation and structural variant information (single nucleotide variant [SNV]; copy number variant [CNV]); however, limited data is available on the reliability of obtaining this information simultaneously from low-input DNA using various library preparation and sequencing protocols. Methods: A HapMap NA12878 sample was sequenced with three protocols (EM-sequencing, QIA-sequencing and Swift-sequencing) and their performance was compared on CpG methylation measurement and SNV and CNV detection. Results: At low DNA input (10-25 ng), EM-sequencing was superior in almost all metrics except CNV detection where all protocols were similar. EM-sequencing captured the highest number of CpGs and true SNVs.