Quest, Inserm Launch BRCA Datasharing Initiative; LabCorp First to Join | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Quest Diagnostics and Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, have launched an initiative called BRCA Share to provide open access to genetic variant data for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, and have signed on LabCorp, Quest's main competitor in the US clinical lab market, as their first participant.

The goal of the program is to accelerate research into BRCA mutations, in particular variants of uncertain significance, in order to improve variant interpretation by clinical diagnostic laboratories.

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