Sequencing a genome

Genome sequencing is a way of analysing a person’s complete set of DNA that can see if they might have, or be at increased risk of, certain diseases.

 

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Genome sequencing is a way of analysing a person’s complete set of DNA to find differences, known as variants.

These variants contribute to a person's individuality, but can also affect the way their body functions. Some variants are linked with certain inherited conditions, like cancer and heart disease. Having your genome sequenced is a way to find out if you might have, or be at risk of, specific inherited conditions.

 

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Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, August 2018. 
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