For the first time, recommendations offer guidance about incidental findings in clinical genomic sequencing

Brigham Women's Hospital |
March 2013

In a highly anticipated report, landmark recommendations on the handling of incidental findings in clinical genome and exome sequencing are being issued from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). A report of the recommendations, led by Dr. Robert Green, MD, MPH, outlines for the first time a minimum list of genetic conditions, genes and variants that laboratories performing clinical sequencing should seek and report to the physicians that ordered the testing — regardless of the original reasons for which the test was ordered.