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
Broadening the Phenotypic Spectrum of Pathogenic LARP7 Variants: Two Cases with Intellectual Disability, Variable Growth Retardation and Distinct Facial Features
In 2012 Alazami et al. described a novel syndromic cause of primordial dwarfism with distinct facial features and severe intellectual disability. Our cases broaden the associated clinical features of the syndrome and contribute to the delineation of the phenotypic spectrum of LARP7 mutations.
A Novel SOX18 Mutation Uncovered in Jordanian Patient with Hypotrichosis-Lymphedema-Telangiectasia Syndrome by Whole Exome Sequencing
The SOX18 gene encodes a transcription factor that plays a notable role in certain developmental contexts such as lymphangiogenesis, hair follicle development and vasculogenesis. SOX18 mutations are linked to recessive and dominant hypotrichosis-lymphedema-telangiectasia syndrome (HLTS). In this…
During the last few months we have observed for the first time since the introduction of the first massive parallel sequencers in 2007, that the cost of sequencing a human genome has not changed significantly.
By participating the WES Master Course 2015, 11 clinicians and clinical scientists from Denmark, Ireland, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Turkey took the opportunity to gain deep insight into CENTOGENE`s highly standardized whole whole exome sequencing (WES) workflow from wet-lab over…
Joubert syndrome (JBTS) is a severe recessive neurodevelopmental ciliopathy which can affect several organ systems. Mutations in known JBTS genes account for approximately half of the cases. By homozygosity mapping and whole-exome sequencing, we identified a novel locus, JBTS23, with a homozygous…