exome


exomesearch for term
Most of DNA does not contain any genes. Often, researchers will sequence only the parts of the genome that contain genes. These parts are called the exome. The exome makes up about 1 percent of the genome, and gives the instructions to make all the proteins in the body. The fastest (and cheapest) way to look for changes that may cause disease is to look only at the exome. This is called “exome sequencing.”