Let's bring genome-scale sequencing into the clinic—safely and responsibly

Children's Hospital Boston today announced the launch of the CLARITY Challenge, a $25,000 competition intended to advance standards for genomic analysis and interpretation and the reporting of clear, actionable results to clinicians and patients. The competition marks the first time a healthcare institution has sent out a broad call for the development of consistent and clear ways of applying genomic insights to everyday pediatric and adult patient care.

CLARITY (Children’s Leadership Award for the Reliable Interpretation and appropriate Transmission of Your genomic information) competitors will be tasked with discovering the unknown genetic basis of the disorders faced by three pediatric patients and, in the process, create best practices for interpreting and presenting genomic sequence results to patients and their families and physicians in meaningful ways that can help guide healthcare decisions.

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