# Gene panels
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.
To add a new gene panel, run the following command:
ella-cli deposit genepanel --folder <path to gene panel directory>
See Genepanel store (opens new window) repository
src/vardb/testdata/clinicalGenePanels/ for examples of complete gene panels.