Since its launch in 2013, ClinVar has not only amassed a wealth of genetic variant information, but the lab and clinical genetics community in the US are readily referencing it when they have questions about the clinical significance of variants.

A few healthcare systems have recognized the importance of sharing data on variants as genetic testing becomes increasingly incorporated into the care of patients and have begun ordering genetic testing from labs that deposit information on detected variants in ClinVar. And at least two insurers are vetting labs for coverage based on whether they deposit variant data into the public variant repository.

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