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NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms


2 results found for: W



  • whole-exome sequencing  listen  (hole-EK-some SEE-kwen-sing)
    A laboratory process that is used to determine the nucleotide sequence primarily of the exonic (or protein-coding) regions of an individual’s genome and related sequences, representing approximately 1% of the complete DNA sequence.

  • whole-genome sequencing  listen  (hole-JEE-nome SEE-kwen-sing)
    A laboratory process that is used to determine all of the approximately 3 billion nucleotides of an individual’s complete DNA sequence, including non-coding sequence.