The DBGen achromatopsia panel includes a genetic study of 11 genes known to cause the disease.
The diagnostic strategy relies on the automated and simultaneous sequencing of DNA on Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencers that are specially designed for this kind of high-performance analysis. Our panels have been designed to prioritize the genomic regions associated with the hereditary eye diseases indicated in this text.
The likely pathogenic nucleotide variants are verified using Sanger sequencing. We check that their frequency in the control population is below 1% and that they meet the pathogenicity predictions as per established bioinformatics algorithms (SIFT, LRT, MutationTaster, PolyPhen2, CADD and NetGene2).