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19 May 2016

Exome/Genome Consumer Test list

To me, it's getting to the point where it's possibly economically and future-proofing best to Exome or Genome test rather than test for single genes (partly or fully) or groups of genes. And Direct to Consumer (no need for Dr, health professional and their fees etc)

So here is my list ...

Aims :
Exome or Genome testing
Direct to consumer
Note : For health-related testing the advice seems to be to go for 30x coverage at least

my List : Exome / Genome Consumer Test companies
Full Genomes
Exome 33x $775
Genome 30x  
Other links :
Veritas Genetics
Genome 30x  £999Other links :
update : 19 May 16
Exome is about 1.5% of the Genome.
But Exome is the CODING PART, whereas rest of Genome is junk / promoter region etc.
But you can have faults in the junk part which can affect the gene coding.

Main reasons for choosing Exome or Genome
Exome is the coding part, and probably cheaper to do
Genome includes everything, and perhaps in future more will be known and you will already have your full data.

FMO3 :
Readers will be aware I currently suspect FMO3 enzyme as the main suspect for most cases of Systemic Body Odor. FMO3 coding part would be included in both Exome and Genome testing.

FMO3 gene code : 532 amino acid sequence (532 codons from 1596 (532x3) Nucleotides) plus stop codon at codon 533.

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Exome/Genome testing may be better option than single gene testing.

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Note : Genos Exome Testing.

Exome testing is almost the same price now as single gene testing. Also Genos is consumer friendly, which standard DNA labs are not.

So the blog offer to test solely for FMO3 is almost obsolete, and so no longer offered.

Does Genos fully sequence FMO3 gene ?

At the moment it is not clear, but hoped this will become clear over the next few months

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