NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) − Highlighting the potential clinical utility of whole-genome sequencing, researchers in the Netherlands have found that it provided a diagnosis for 42 percent of patients with intellectual disability where other tests, including exome sequencing and genomic microarrays, failed to yield an answer. Based on their results, they estimated that whole-genome sequencing has a potential diagnostic yield of 62 percent for patients with the disorder.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.