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
Intraflagellar transport (IFT) is vital for the functioning of primary cilia. We examined a child from a consanguineous family who had short stature, narrow thorax, short hands and feet, postaxial polydactyly of hands, pigmentary retinopathy, small teeth and skeletal dysplasia. This is the first…
Here we report the first human skeletal ciliopathy associated with a nonsense variant in IFT52, encoding an IFT-B core complex protein.
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.