Whole Exome Sequencing – CentoXome®
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
Numerous genes are important for proper development of the nervous system. As part of an international research team, researchers at CENTOGENE contributed to the identification of a novel cause for impaired neurodevelopment. They identified mutations in SVBP, the protein product of which is…
The genetic knowledge around rare hereditary diseases is rapidly increasing. Patients having received a negative diagnostic report may thus gain from a re-analysis of their exomes or genomes. A recent CENTOGENE-initiated study provided impressive evidence for this hypothesis. In a set of patients…
With big data being a key enabler of any successful artificial intelligence effort, CENTOGENE is ideally suited to employ artificial intelligence (AI) in our diagnostic workflow.
Disease expressivity varies widely in many genetic disorders, and identifying the underlying modifiers holds great translational potential. Based on its resources as regards technologies and samples, CENTOGENE is uniquely positioned to significantly contribute to pertinent efforts. One recent…
A homozygous frameshift variant in an alternatively spliced exon of DLG5 causes hydrocephalus and renal dysplasia
Based on the ambition to provide maximum diagnostic yield, CENTOGENE offers follow up of negative WES/WGS reports in a research setting. Recently, this approach resulted in the association of a special form of congenital hydrocephalus with bi-allelic inactivation of the DLG5 gene. The finding, which…