A recent survey has found that laboratories differ in how they report findings indicating parental relatedness back to clinicians caring for patients with constitutional abnormalities.

The survey was carried out by geneticists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and focused on how the occurence of regions of homozygosity detected by SNP microarrays is reported to clinicians.

The study is described in a paper in Genetics in Medicine this month.

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