Public variant databases

Liability?

Adrian Thorogood, Robert Cook-Deegan, Bartha Maria Knoppers

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Abstract

Public variant databases support the curation, clinical interpretation, and sharing of genomic data, thus reducing harmful errors or delays in diagnosis. As variant databases are increasingly relied on in the clinical context, there is concern that negligent variant interpretation will harm patients and attract liability. This article explores the evolving legal duties of laboratories, public variant databases, and physicians in clinical genomics and recommends a governance framework for databases to promote responsible data sharing.Genet Med advance online publication 15 December 2016.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)838-841
Number of pages4
JournalGenetics in Medicine
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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Keywords

  • data sharing
  • genomics
  • legal
  • liability
  • variant databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)

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Public variant databases : Liability? / Thorogood, Adrian; Cook-Deegan, Robert; Knoppers, Bartha Maria.

In: Genetics in Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 7, 01.07.2017, p. 838-841.

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Thorogood, Adrian ; Cook-Deegan, Robert ; Knoppers, Bartha Maria. / Public variant databases : Liability?. In: Genetics in Medicine. 2017 ; Vol. 19, No. 7. pp. 838-841.
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