UNC Group Refines Framework for Returning Incidental Results from Genome Sequencing | GenomeWeb

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have tested a strategy for returning incidental findings from genome sequencing to patients and plan to use this approach in an ongoing research study.

Their strategy uses a structured framework that divides the genome into categories or "bins" prior to the analysis, based on clinical utility and validity. Patients in the study will always receive clinically actionable information, and a subset may elect to obtain additional information according to their preferences.

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