Category 181
GenomicsWhole genome sequencesPrevious WGS releasesWGS pilot studies ⏵ BGI WGS pilot


During Q1/2018, UK Biobank made available a small number of samples to run 'proof-of-concept' whole genome sequencing to allow service providers be confident that their chosen technology platform would meet UK Biobank's quality requirements. As part of this, 48 samples (with an additional two blind spike duplicates) were provided to BGI. This category containts the results of this exercise.

The samples provided contained 100 microL total sample volume normalised to 20 nanograms/microL (2 nano-g total yield) and quantified via UV/VIS spectroscopy using Trinean DropSense 96 platform. BGI sequenced these using a BGISEQ-500 platform.