A multiplex pharmacogenetics assay using the MinION nanopore sequencing devicePublication
Date: 28th February 2019 | Source: BioRxiv
The MinION nanopore sequencing device opens the opportunity to cost-effective and point-of-care DNA sequencing. We developed a multiplex assay targeting pharmacogenetic variants related to clopidogrel and warfarin, two commonly used drugs that show response variability due to genetic polymorphisms.
Materials & Methods
Six reference and 78 clinical DNA samples were amplified by PCR to generate 15 amplicons targeting key variants. These products were then barcoded to enable sample multiplexing. Three variant calling tools were used to compare genotyping accuracy.
Results and Conclusions
All but three samples were successfully sequenced and genotyped. Nanopolish software achieved accuracy >90 % for all except one variant. While minor mis-genotyping issues exist, this work demonstrates that drug-specific or broad pharmacogenetic screening assays are possible on the MinION sequencing device.