By Monica Heger

A workgroup of the American College of Medical Genetics is devising guidelines to address issues related to returning secondary findings from clinical whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing studies.

Among the considerations is identifying a minimum list of genes for which information on variants should be returned — even when these genes are not implicated in the disease for which the sequencing was conducted.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.