Most of eukaryotic species has exons, known as the exome, which is the protein-coding regions of the gene.
Whole exome sequencing is a targeted approach that makes it possible to identify variations in the protein-coding part of a selected gene since only about 2% of the whole genome is made up with exomes. This can be especially valuable because most known genetic variants actually occur in exons. With whole exome sequencing, DNA of known organism is mapped out using a reference genome, and specific genetic mutations and disease-causing variants are identified.
Psomagen Inc. uses only the most advanced whole exome sequencing research methods available, including next-generation sequencing platforms. This technology has completely revolutionized DNA sequencing, make it possible for researchers to process and decode exomes in as little time as possible, sometimes in just 24-48 hours.