The NHGRI is planning to conduct a large scale sequencing clinical trial to determine the medical role of genome sequencing.
The purpose of ClinSeq is to pilot large-scale medical sequencing (LSMS) in a clinical research setting. By sequencing targeted regions of a person's genome and returning relevant and individual results to that person, we will begin investigating some of the technical, medical and genetic counseling issues that accompany the implementation of LSMS in the clinical setting.
Specifically, we seek to develop the technologic and procedural infrastructure to facilitate this type of research and demonstrate that it is feasible to sequence and interpret large amounts of genomic sequence data and return individual results to subjects.
ClinSeq is sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Leslie G. Biesecker, M.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institutes of Health
Web Reference: NHGRI ClinSeq Webpage