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Whole Genome Sequencing – CentoGenome®

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) provides the most comprehensive genetic testing available for the detection of rare diseases. It identifies more different types of DNA sequence variation and offers greater sensitivity than any other technology available. It is the superior way to diagnose genetically complex and undiagnosed diseases with the highest level of certainty.

Articles on Whole Genome Sequencing

  • A Novel Neurodevelopmental Disorder

    Brain development is a highly complex process involving numerous proteins. The latest addition to this list is YIF1B: its absence due to bi-allelic inactivating mutations results in a severe neurological disorder.

  • Frequent Genetic Cause of Seizures Identified

    The etiology of seizures is highly heterogeneous and involves an unknown number of distinct genetic disorders. An international team of researchers recently defined recessive mutations in the UGDH gene as a novel and surprisingly frequent cause of seizures and developmental delay. By querying its…

  • A Novel Genetic Syndrome

    Standard genome-scale diagnostics fail to identify a pathogenic variant in up to 50% of patients. CENTOGENE’s free-of-charge ‘research analysis’ of such cases frequently provides strong evidence for yet undescribed gene-disease associations. As a recent example, bi-allelic loss-of-function variants…

  • Characterization of an Ultra-Rare Disorder

    Novel gene-disease associations are continuously being proposed, but the underlying evidence is frequently based on only a few patients from a single family. CENTOGENE’s focus on rare disease diagnostics has enabled us to internally confirm many pertinent observations. For a rare form of…

  • An Unorthodox Disease Mechanism

    Essential proteins are defined as those that are necessary for living. In theory, homozygous loss-of-function variants that only affect certain isoforms may still be found in living individuals. A recent study involving patients that were identified at CENTOGENE presents one of the first examples of…