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New technologies to identify gene mutations

New technologies to identify gene mutations

In the second part of this section, Prof. Sun will explain more of two new technologies to identify human gene mutations:

  • Whole exome seq (WES)
  • Genome wide association studies (GWAS)

Somatic mosaicism refers to the occurrence of two genetically distinct populations of cells within an individual, derived from a postzygotic mutation.

After watching the videos, please look at the article (link attached below). It outlines the strengths and weaknesses of these techniques and highlights recent insights into the role of somatic mosaicism in causing cancer, neurodegenerative, monogenic, and complex disease. We will discuss some issues next.

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