An international team of researchers reports on the CLARITY Challenge to determine best practices for using genomic tools to diagnose genetic disease in Genome Biology. Thirty international groups analyzed DNA samples from three families afflicted with heritable genetic disorders to identify the disease-causing variants and report their results in a clinically useful way.

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