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Applications of Whole Exome Sequencing

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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