What Is Next-Generation Sequencing?

Sherri Millis M.S., Ph.D., explains next-generation sequencing in this clip from our expert panel discussion on lung cancer tumor testing.

What is next-generation sequencing?

Next generation sequencing is a newer method of testing the cells and the DNA within the cells that goes beyond the historic methodologies which would test a single gene at a time. We are now able to test many, many genes at the same time. So that's why it's next generation sequencing.

For more information and to see the full recorded discussion, visit Lung.org/tumor-testing-videos.

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