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 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…
Although the genetic load is high in early-onset Parkinson’s disease, thorough investigation of the genetic diagnostic yield has yet to be established. The objectives of this study were to assess variants in known genes for PD and other movement disorders and to find new candidates in 50 patients…
Development of an Evidence-Based Algorithm that Optimizes Sensitivity and Specificity in ES-Based Diagnostics of a Clinically Heterogeneous Patient Population
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is rapidly replacing Sanger sequencing in genetic diagnostics. Sensitivity and specificity of NGS approaches are not well-defined, but can be estimated from applying NGS and Sanger sequencing in parallel. Utilizing this strategy, we aimed at optimizing exome…
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Pancreatitis is a common cause of life-threatening abdominal symptoms and pain. If diagnosed, especially in the young, the question as to the etiology arises. Join our guest speaker, Prof. Matthias Löhr, and co-host Prof. Peter Bauer, as they examine how genetic markers can indicate different…