Exome

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The exome is the part of the genome composed of exons. In RNA, introns are removed by RNA splicing. That leaves the sections of the RNA which actually code for the final protein. Exome sequencing is the way researchers find the causes of many inherited diseases.[1]

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  1. Bamshad M.J. et al 2011. Exome sequencing as a tool for Mendelian disease gene discovery. Nat Rev Genet. 12 (11): 745–755. [1] PMID 21946919.