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Introduction to Variant analysis


last_modification Published: Aug 19, 2016
last_modification Last Updated: Mar 5, 2023

What is Exome sequencing?

Exome sequencing

= Whole exome sequencing (WES or WXS)

Sequencing of all expressed protein-coding genes in a genome

Exome in Humans

Goal of exome sequencing

Identify genetic variation that is responsible for both Mendelian and common diseases without the high costs associated with whole-genome sequencing

Exome sequencing is the most efficient way to identify the genetic variants in all of an individual’s genes


Exome sequencing can not identify genetic variation in

2 tutorials for training on exome sequencing data analysis

Same goal

Identify and annotate genetic variants in a family with two parents and a child exome data

Similar data analysis approach

Pipeline showing data preprocessing followed by variant calling with GATK/FreeBayes/Samtools/Naïve/VarScan going through filtering to a final VCF file. This is sent to GEMINI for ppost processing and variant analysis.

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