News Releases & Research Results Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization develops Japonica Array® NEO―Makes it possible to apply genome sequencing to a wider range of people―
2019.9.17News Releases & Research Results
An SNP (*) array with SNPs related to diseases specific to the Japanese population was designed by the Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo)
, of Tohoku University, and was launched by Thermo Fisher Scientific Japan Group as Japonica Array® NEO.
(*) SNP: polymorphism where only a single DNA nucleotide is different and causes the variance in a certain region.
Key points of the R&D results
- Japonica Array® is a genetic analysis tool that makes it possible to precisely analyze Japanese genomic information at a low cost.
- SPN information and quasi-whole genome sequencing are now obtainable at a low cost, high speed, and high precision.
- As genomic analysis for large numbers of people can be conducted at a low cost, it is expected to expand into new areas that have not been targeted previously, including medical examinations.
Last updated 2019.9.17