What is whole genome sequencing (WGS)?
Whole Genome Sequencing is just that: we sequence billions of letters of your DNA, a long chain of As, Ts, Cs and Gs. Your 40.000 genes are encoded in this chain of letters and we analyze your sequence looking for changes or variants in the genes identifying what makes you unique.
NGS stans for Next Generation Sequencing, and is used to refer to describe all the technologies used to massively scale up any nucleic acid on a large scale.
What are the differences between Whole Genome Sequencing and exome sequencing?
Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) analyzes the exome, the part of the genome that consists entirely of exons, which are the coding parts of the genome’s proteins. Currently, WES covers around 20,000 protein coding genes, and research unlocks more each year. With the sequencing of the complete exome we only obtain 2% of the genome.
On the other hand, Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) achieves 99%.
Does Veritas Intercontinental also offer Genetic Counseling?
Yes, in fact our doctors are recognized experts in the field of genomic medicine. We offer Genetic Counseling before and after the completion of all our tests. During the previous advice we see which test is the most appropriate for you and we explain its scope, and in the later we review your results and we offer you an action plan based on your genetics.
We can also give support to medical specialists if they need it.
To whom are the services offered by Veritas Intercontinental aimed?
The genetic analysis of Veritas Intercontinentalare both for clinical application and for completely healthy individuals who seek to have a greater and better quality of life.
Is it bad to be a carrier of a genetic mutation?
Each person can present alterations and variations in their DNA that give them characteristics that make them unique. Detecting these variations is a benefit since it will help to establish guidelines and opportune measures to reduce the possibility of developing the disease and / or treat it in an anticipated and more effective way.