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  • n. The complete exon content of an organism or individual


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  • Thus, as a practical matter, sequencing the exome is a high-value, more affordable alternative to sequencing the entire genome.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • The first step is to sequence 1 percent of each volunteer's genome, focusing on the so-called exome — the protein-coding regions that, Church suspects, do 90 percent of the work in our DNA.

    How the Personal Genome Project Could Unlock the Mysteries of Life

  • A Yale team led by Murat Gunel has already used partial genome sequencing of the 1.5 percent of the genome, called the exome, that codes for proteins to determine the cause of a mysterious and still unnamed genetic disease that results in severe brain malformations.

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  • Your genome is the sequence of all your DNA; your exome is a subset of your genome that contains the part of the DNA that codes for the genes.

  • The exome is the portion of the genome that contains genes that code for proteins.

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  • The Sanger Institute (where I work) has formally announced the launch of the UK10K Project, which will sequence the whole genomes of 4,000 people at low coverage, as well as sequencing all of the protein-coding genes (collectively known as the exome) of a further 6,000 people.

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  • For the first time, scientists have successfully used a method called exome sequencing to quickly di ...


  • In their study, the team used a new type of genomics technology called exome sequencing to find the mutation in the valosin-containing protein VCP gene, which has been described as a molecular "chaperone" aiding various cellular activities such as protein breakdown.

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  • This research represents a "real-world" case in human genetics and provides strong evidence that targeted sequencing of the exome is a revolutionary technology to efficiently identify potential disease-causing genes.


  • Within the last year, the combination of DNA capture approaches with cheap, large-scale sequencing technology has made it technically feasible to simply sequence every known protein-coding gene in the genome (in combination known as the exome) to hunt for possible mutations.

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  • In 2007 (George Church) told me he expected that soon his lab would be able to use the Polonator to sequence the entire human exome, that is, the protein-coding 1 percent of the human genome, for as little as a thousand dollars.
    Misha Angrist, Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), ch. 2 (Kindle loc. 342)

    December 17, 2016