Applications of Whole Exome Sequencing
Whole exome sequencing (WES) is a next-generation sequencing technique used to sequence all of the protein-coding regions present in the genome, termed the ‘’exome’’. It uses probes to extract just the protein-coding sequences, effectively removing ~99% of the genome, leaving researchers with the sequences that are most likely to contain meaningful changes.
Download this listicle to discover some key applications of WES such as:
- Identifying coding mutations in cancer
- Screening for mutations associated with disease
- Investigating alternative splicing events
Meet the Author
Natasha Beeton-Kempen, PhD