exome

noun ex·ome \ ˈek-ˌsōm \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of exome

: the part of the genome consisting of exons that code information for protein synthesis
  • The Personal Genome Project is beginning with the exome: the 1 percent of our genome that is translated into strings of amino acids that assemble themselves into proteins.
  • —Steven Pinker
  • The exome is the portion of the genome known to encode proteins … . Whole-exome sequencing has the advantage of reduced cost and analysis of a much smaller data set than that obtained by sequencing the entire genome.
  • —Howard J. Jacob

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