SkimSeek™ — The Next Advancement in Genomic Tech

March 24, 2021

The goal is the same for all researchers, geneticists, and producers — explore deeper into various animal genomes. As a global leader in developing and marketing genomic solutions, NEOGEN® provides the most robust genomic sequencing diagnostics available. Our SkimSeek™ provides inexpensive but highly accurate low-pass sequence data and imputation to full sequence and variant calls — allowing you to go deeper into a variety of genomes.

Low coverage skim sequencing is the next significant advancement in genomic selection. It provides a more in-depth exploration into the genome to locate areas that may influence specific complex traits. Additionally, it can give accurate genomic predictions across subsets of species without the need to create a more expensive custom fixed array. SkimSeek helps to drive the development of whole-genome sequencing-based genotyping methods to allow researchers to improve livestock and crops at a level never before possible.

SkimSeek Features

  • Complete genotyping of entire breeding populations, reducing bias in genetic evaluations due to selective genotyping
  • Low-cost in-house sequencing
  • Data report contains millions of other SNP variants spanning the entire genome to improve genomic selection or help discover novel, population-specific causative variants

SkimSeek was developed to deliver the high-quality genomic results you seek without breaking your bank. SkimSeek simply encourages complete genotyping of all populations allowing for more accurate predictions by reducing bias due to selective genotyping. It enables more accurate genomic predictions across breeds and breed crosses using imputation and low-pass skim sequencing. SkimSeek can also be done at a lower cost than population-specific custom genotyping panels.

Advantages of SkimSeek

  • Reduce dependence on linkage disequilibrium between 50K fixed chips and Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) that are impacting the desired phenotypes
  • Supplement fixed panel data sets with variants more likely to affect phenotypic variation (causatives)
  • Helps to encourage complete genotyping of all populations allowing for more accurate predictions by reducing bias due to selective genotyping

As a global leader in developing and marketing genomic solutions, we support you with our industry-leading solutions. Call us at 877.443.6489 if you're ready for a more complete and cost-effective genotyping of your entire breeding population.

Contact GeneSeekInfo@NEOGEN.com for more information on SkimSeek.

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Category: Genomics, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle