Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole genome sequencing (WGS), as the name implies, aims to identify whole DNA sequence of the genome of an organism. Information obtained form whole genome sequencing provides clues about how genetics influences our health and development. With the application of whole genome sequencing in the clinical studies, physicians are now able to identify an individual’s susceptibility to certain diseases and response to certain medications. This information is of great importance in the development and application of personalized medicine and treatment.