About Whole Genome
Whole-genome sequencing is the most comprehensive method for analyzing the genome. Genomic information has been instrumental in identifying inherited disorders, characterizing the mutations that drive cancer progression, and tracking disease outbreaks. Rapidly dropping sequencing costs and the ability to produce large volumes of data with today’s sequencers make whole-genome sequencing a powerful tool for genomics research. Whole-genome sequencing can detect single nucleotide variants, insertions/deletions, copy number changes, and large structural variants.