NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – At the annual meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology last week, many talks focused on the growing challenges in variant interpretation that have followed the expansion of genetic testing, and how existing strategies might be improved to make interpretation more uniform across the field.

In one session, researchers shared early data from an AMP working group project called VITAL (Variant Interpretation Testing Across Laboratories), which just finished its first round of classifications in October.

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