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A type of genetic sequencing that has the potential to sequence every DNA base in a genome.

Use in clinical context

Genomic sequencing, including whole genome sequencing, is increasingly becoming a part of routine healthcare. Patients are having their genomes sequenced for prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. In addition, the genomes of tumours and infectious agents are also being sequenced to effectively diagnose and treat them.

Last updated on 6th June, 2019