Taxonomizing, sizing, and overcoming the incidentalome

  title={Taxonomizing, sizing, and overcoming the incidentalome},
  author={Isaac S. Kohane and Michael Hsing and Sek Won Kong},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
Purpose:With the advent of whole-genome sequencing made clinically available, the number of incidental findings is likely to rise. The false-positive incidental findings are of particular clinical concern. We provide estimates on the size of these false-positive findings and classify them into four broad categories.Methods:Whole-genome sequences (WGS) of nine individuals were scanned with several comprehensive public annotation databases and average estimates for the number of findings. These… CONTINUE READING
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