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Animal Research

At Edinburgh Genetics, our capability extends to the forefront of animal genetics, offering an array of cutting-edge solutions designed to meet the diverse needs of researchers studying animal health, conservation, breeding, and evolutionary biology. Our comprehensive suite of NGS technologies empowers researchers to explore genetic diversity, uncover evolutionary patterns, and enhance breeding programs across a wide spectrum of animal species.

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)

Whole Genome Sequencing provides an all-encompassing view of an animal's genetic makeup, offering invaluable insights into genetic diversity, species evolution, and the identification of genetic markers associated with diseases or desirable traits. Our WGS service is crucial for conservation genetics, helping to preserve endangered species by understanding their genetic health and population structure.


Whole Exome Sequencing (WES)

Exome Sequencing targets the coding regions of the genome, which are rich in genetic variants with strong phenotypic impacts. This technique is particularly valuable for identifying mutations associated with hereditary diseases or performance traits in livestock and companion animals. Our Exome Sequencing service covering multiple species combines targeted enrichment with high-throughput sequencing to offer precise and cost-effective genetic insights.


Targeted Sequencing

Our Targeted Sequencing service is tailored for researchers focused on specific genes or genomic regions of interest. This approach is highly effective in identifying genetic variations linked to particular traits, diseases, or resistance to conditions. Targeted sequencing is particularly useful in animal breeding programs, where specific genetic markers can be selected to improve health, productivity, and resilience.


RNA Sequencing (RNA-Seq)

RNA Sequencing offers a dynamic view of gene expression across different tissues, developmental stages, or conditions, providing insights into functional genomics in animals. This technique is pivotal in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying development, disease, and response to environmental changes. Our RNA-Seq service is essential for researchers looking to identify novel genes and pathways involved in complex traits and behaviours.


Metagenomics Sequencing

Metagenomics sequencing allows for the exploration of microbial communities associated with animals, providing insights into the microbiome's role in health, disease, and nutrient metabolism. This approach is critical for understanding how microbiomes influence animal development, immunity, and response to treatments, offering pathways to probiotic or dietary interventions that enhance animal health and productivity.

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Working collaboratively with our customers, our genomic experts customise NGS panels, laboratory workflows and analysis pipelines to meet individual demand and needs.


Get in touch with us for an initial consultation to discuss your project and what we can offer.

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