Most of the disease-causing mutations that science has been able to identify so far are located within the exons. Whereas most genetic tests focus on a single gene or on a set number of predetermined genes, whole exome sequencing examines thousands of genes simultaneously.
Articles on Whole Exome Sequencing
A study was conducted using whole exome sequencing (WES) to identify underlying pathogenic variants, or likely pathogenic variants, in 1,000 diagnostic cases from 54 different countries. Patients selected displayed a wide variety in the number, nature and severity of symptoms. Clinical information…
Medical scientists from India, Turkey, Saudi-Arabia and Oman not only gained deep insights into CENTOGENE`s highly standardized CentoXome® whole exome sequencing (WES) workflow.
The work was performed by a group of laboratory geneticists and bioinformaticians, and discussed with clinical geneticists, industry and patients’ representatives, and other stakeholders in the field of human genetics. The statements that were written during the elaboration of the guidelines are…
Novel GNB1 Missense Mutation in a Patient with Generalized Dystonia, Hypotonia, and Intellectual Disability
Recently, exome sequencing has extended our knowledge of genetic causes of developmental delay through identification of de novo, germline mutations in the guanine nucleotide-binding protein, beta 1 (GNB1) in 13 patients with neurodevelopmental disability and a wide range of additional symptoms and…
Whole Exome Sequencing in a Rare Disease: A Patient with Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery (Bland-White-Garland Syndrome)
Anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA), also known as the Bland-White-Garland syndrome, is a rare congenital abnormality, with an incidence of 1 in 300,000 live births. Herein we report the results of the first whole exome sequencing (WES) of an ALCAPA patient who…