Analysis of transcript-deleterious variants in Mendelian disorders: implications for RNA-based diagnostics

by Hiroyuki Kuwahara, Nour Ewida, Hanan E. Shamseldin, Nisha Patel, Fatema Alzahrani, Tarfa AlSheddi,, Eman AlObeid, Mona Alenazi, Hessa S. Alsaif, Maha Alqahtani, Maha AlAli, Hatoon Al Ali, Rana Helaby, Niema Ibrahim, Firdous Abdulwahab, Mais Hashem, Nadine Hanna, Dorota Monies, Nada Derar, Afaf Alsagheir, Amal Alhashem, Badr Alsaleem, Hamoud Alhebbi, Sami Wali, Ramzan Umarov, Xin Gao, Fowzan S. Alkuraya
Genome Biology Year: 2020

Abstract

At least 50% of patients with suspected Mendelian disorders remain undiagnosed after whole-exome sequencing (WES), and the extent to which non-coding variants that are not captured by WES contribute to this fraction is unclear. Whole transcriptome sequencing is a promising supplement to WES, although empirical data on the contribution of RNA analysis to the diagnosis of Mendelian diseases on a large scale are scarce.

Keywords

Negative WES RNA-based diagnostics Mapping Mendelian Transcriptomics