Interpretation Remains Key Challenge in Clinical Sequencing; Patents May Impede Return of Results | GenomeWeb

Early adopters of clinical sequencing are all taking slightly different approaches — from whole-genome sequencing to exome sequencing to targeted panels — but one of the key hurdles they all face is interpretation and analysis, according to speakers at Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Clinical Genome Conference held earlier this month in San Francisco.

Additionally, the complex intellectual property landscape surrounding gene patents can pose challenges for returning clinically relevant results from sequence data.

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