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Hello all,

Thanks for your participation in this forum, and for developing such a game-changer of a clinical informatics resource.

As someone who's interested in patient engagement technologies, I'm curious: how do you ultimately see patients interacting with ClinGen and GenomeConnect? Do you see this component as a resource for patients to access lay-friendly information about genetic testing and its clinical actionability? A repository to gather patient-contributed gene variants data? A tool for patients to interpret results from direct-to-consumer tests (like 23andMe)?

From your description of the GenomeConnect piece in the paper, I'm curious as to what functions you hope this piece of the platform will serve and what implications that will have for patients' interactions with clinical diagnostics and decision-making.