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variants of unknown significance

Elisha Cooke-Moore, from a small town in Oregon, claims her doctors never showed her the test report or offered her genetic counseling to explain the results.

Despite years of experience of returning genetic test results, clinicians and researchers are still faced with many questions, such as what to do about VUS and secondary findings.

In Williams v Quest/Athena, a federal district court judge has asked the highest state court to clarify if a genetic testing lab is a licensed healthcare provider.

Judge Margaret Seymour held a hearing to better understand the facts of the case before deciding whether it should go forward.

A high-profile, independent committee is considering the liability issues impacting labs as genetic testing increasingly becomes integrated into patient care.

Multiple variant databases are creating competition among groups that disagree on how to advance the most scientifically robust and sustainable sharing model.

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