NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics is working on a first update to its gene list for reporting secondary findings from exome or genome sequence data with the aim of finalizing the revisions by the end of the year, GenomeWeb has learned.

In addition, an ACMG committee tasked with the update has been looking into how pharmacogenomics genes can be added to the list without unduly burdening clinical labs reporting the results, but PGx genes will only be implemented in future updates.

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