As labs sequence more genetic information, the scientific and medical communities will learn more about the clinical significance of genetic variants, but only if this data is shared.
Invitae is committed to furthering the cause of sharing genetic data. To that end, we fully support the efforts of the ClinVar project and hope to support its use through the Clinvitae search engine. We have begun to submit our clinically observed genetic variants to ClinVar and Clinvitae and will continue to share variants in both these databases.
Through these efforts, we hope to improve genetic test results for all patients by reducing VUS rates and enabling independent verification of genetic test results.
Read more about Invitae's committment to sharing genetic information in this blog post by Invitae's John Garcia, Is better patient care dependent on sharing genetic data?