Targeted Gene Sequencing

Fast and Accurate DNA Sequencing in Africa

Targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) allows common and rare genetic variations to be identified rapidly.

Targeted gene sequencing enables the sequencing of specific areas of the genome in a more rapid, comprehensive, and cost-effective manner than whole genome sequencing (WGS).

cancer genomic

At KIBs, we use targeted NGS for cancer research and diagnostics, liquid biopsy, tumor profiling, analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), and minimal residual disease testing. We run a cancer genomics project called CANCEL. To cancel is to neutralize or negate the force or effect of something. If you cancel something you stop it from happening. In a similar manner, CANCEL seeks to stop cancer from happening and to neutralize or negate the effect of cancer. CANCEL uses DNA sequencing, liquid biopsies, bioinformatics, genomics, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data to predict, detect, prevent, and diagnose cancer as well as to improve treatment outcomes in cancer.

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Services & Applications of Targeted Sequencing

cancer genomic

Totogenes leverages on the power of targted NGS to detect and identify genetic conditions that may be affecting your unborn child so that solutions can be found on time to enable your child live a healthy and normal life. Totogenes provides newborn and carrier screening, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) , and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).


We also provide custom targeted NGS services to individuals and institutions for the following applications:

Detection and characterization of viruses, bacteria, and other microbes and diagnosis of infectious diseases

Personalized medicine & Pharmacogenomics - to determine how individuals react to drugs and use this knowledge to choose and or design the safest and most effective treatment for the individual

Genomic surveillance - to help identify new or existing genetic variants in viruses and other microbes and this is useful in the analysis, vigilance and control of pathogens such as SARS CoV2

Microbial genetics - to study microbes for purposes of disease control, gene cloning, research, and determination of bacterial drug resistance

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Cost of Custom Targeted Sequencing in Kenya

Human Paired-End Sequencing

Unit Price

Single gene sequencing

5,000 Kshs

Gene panels



Completed DNA Tests


Happy Clients


Customer Services



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Samples for WGS & WES

Sample Collection Instructions

Expert Bioinformatics Analysis

PhD-level bioinformatics analysis is bundled with the sequencing services and aids in the accurate identification of the following:

  • Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)
  • Structural variants (SVs) and multiple number variants (MNVs).
  • copy number variants (CNVs)
  • single nucleotide variants (SNVs)
  • Insertions and deletions (indels)
  • We also use cutting edge tools to explore, detect, quantify, and characterize epigenetic modifications.
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Whole Genome & Exome Sequencing Features & Overviews

  • Long reads

    long read sequencing resolves structural variants, repeat regions and phasing with long reads.

  • Direct Sequencing

    Direct RNA sequencing eliminates bias, allowing for a comprehensive assessment of epigenetic modifications

  • DNA Sample Collection Instructions

    Sample collection instructions

  • Microbial DNA

    Pathogens can be detected accurately and strains typed precisely.

  • Short Turnaround Time

    Results are available in 10 working days.

  • Confidentiality

    Client information is held in struct confidence and all data is returned to the client or discrded unlesss the client asks us to store it.


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