Whole-genome sequencing

Definition of whole genome sequencing

whole genome sequencing

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A laboratory method that is used to learn the exact order of all of the building blocks (nucleotides) that make up a person’s genome (complete set of DNA). Whole genome sequencing is used to find changes that may cause diseases, such as cancer. Also called WGS.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms