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Study participants may need to know if genetic variants are reclassified

People who have participated in genetic studies should be informed in certain cases when genetic variants are reclassified, according to a position statement in the American Journal of Human Genetics. "While clinical recommendations on this topic have begun to emerge, there is a lack of guidance on the responsibility of researchers to inform participants of reinterpreted results," said Yvonne Bombard of the American Society of Human Genetics, which developed the position statement.

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