In this talk, Dr. Matsumoto describes his research of a family with syndromic intellectual disability. Trio-base exome analysis could not find any culprit mutation. Therefore, he and his team applied trio-based HiFi long-read WGS using two flowcells for a patient and one flowcell each for her father and mother. Through systematic variant filtering, they could find a 12-kb copy neutral inversion disrupting a causative gene. In addition, they could confirm that the de novo inversion occurred on the paternal chromosome through the haplotype phasing. These data demonstrate the utility of HiFi long-read WGS in solving patients with rare diseases.
May 17, 2021 | Presentation