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
Whole exome sequencing (WES) was requested to determine the possible genetic cause of symptoms (table 1, figure 1) for a 37-year-old Lebanese patient. WES performed on Illumina Platform only for the index (Nextera Rapid Capture Exome Kit, ~95% of target bases were covered at ≥10x).
The quality and the precision of a final diagnosis do not consist solely of correct variant classification and clinical interpretation. Diagnosis begins at the preanalytical level, and all subsequent interpretation can produce either a negative or a positive effect, depending on the quality of the…
Clinical and laboratory data were collected from three Finnish patients including a sibling pair and another unrelated child with unexplained childhood hypoglycemia. Transient elevation of alanine transaminase, lactate and tricarboxylic acid cycle intermediates, especially fumarate, were noticed…
Solving the Diagnostic Riddle – Diagnosing Heterogeneous Genetic Disorders with Whole Exome Sequencing
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, a whole exome sequencing test examines thousands of genes simultaneously.
Novel GNB1 Mutations Disrupt Assembly and Function of G Protein Heterotrimers and Cause Global Developmental Delay in Humans
Global developmental delay (GDD), often accompanied by intellectual disability, seizures and other features is a severe, clinically and genetically highly heterogeneous childhood-onset disorder. In cases where genetic causes have been identified, de-novo mutations in neuronally expressed genes are…