Exome Sequencing

Exome sequencing aims to sequence only the parts of the genome that codes proteins. Even though exome, which can be described as the collection of all coding regions of the DNA, consititues less than 2% of human genome, it is known to contain a large number (85%) of disease causing variants. Therefore, in cases where whole genome sequencing is not necessary, exome sequencing can be considered as a faster and cost-efficient alternative.