# Gene panels
This documentation is a work in progress and may be incomplete.
Everything in ELLA revolves around gene panels, and they're an essential part of the configuration. Note that a gene panel doesn't have to be a targeted panel in the traditional sense, but can include all genes in the exome if desired.
A gene panel includes, among other things, the following:
- A list of transcripts, with associated gene name/id and transcript + exon coordinates
- A list of phenotypes, with associated inheritance pattern
To add a new gene panel, run the following command:
ella-cli deposit genepanel --folder <path to gene panel directory>
<PanelName>_<version>.phenotypes.csv files are required.
- Examples are available in the testdata: testdata/clinicalGenePanels (opens new window)
- An authoritative collection of gene panels is also available: alleles/genepanel-store (opens new window)