genome sequencing

Sequence analysis of the genome including coding and noncoding regions typically performed by next-generation sequencing (NGS) of sheared genomic DNA; genome sequencing techniques have non-standardized, highly variable coverage. Note that "genome sequencing" is preferred over the formerly used term "whole-genome sequencing" because coverage of the genome is less than 100%, and thus the "whole" genome is not sequenced.

Related terms: exome sequencing; genomic; next-generation sequencing