Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is a method of reading the entire genome and analyzing related genetic information.


X-Genome is the WGS (Whole Genome Sequencing) of Macrogen that produces genome data using HiSeq X Ten Sequencing equipment from Illumina.

With the world’s first introduction of HiSeq X Ten equipment in 2014, Macrogen became the sole provider of the X-Genome service in Korea, preparing for the technology and equipment that can analyze the genome of 70,000 people per year.


  • - CLIA-certified X-Genome service
  • - Used for customized treatment for each group, rare diseases and pharmacogenomics
  • - Provides reference-based basic analysis and personalized analysis

Application Fields

  • - Cancer Genomics
  • - Population Sequencing
  • - Pharmacogenomics Applications

Sequencing Platform

  • - HiSeq X Ten
  • - HiSeq 4000
  • - NovaSeq 6000

Whole Genome De novo Sequencing

As a method that newly identifies the genome information of new species with no reference information, De novo Sequencing offers a way to uncover information about the entire genome of microorganisms or animals and plants that are not known.

Sequencing Platforms

  • - HiSeq 2500 / HiSeq 4000 / HiSeq X Ten / NovaSeq 6000
  • - NextSeq 500 / MiSeq
  • - PacBio RSII / Sequel

Whole Genome Resequencing

Resequencing is a method that allows variation analysis, such as Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), Insertion and Deletion (InDel), Copy Number Variation (CNV), and structural variation analysis, using already-known reference genomes. The variation information obtained by resequencing is used to discover genes related to diseases and to conduct personalized medicine.

Sequencing Platforms

  • - HiSeq 2500 / HiSeq 4000 / HiSeq X Ten / NovaSeq 6000
  • - NextSeq 500