Find My Variant
Surveys, Registries, Interviews
Study Contact Information:
If interested, please contact Research Coordinator/Genetic Counselor, Ginger Tsai, MS, CGC by phone:
(617) 733-3930 or by email.
Patient-Driven Clinical Classification of Genetic VUS (Variants of Uncertain Significance)
About the Study
Did your genetic testing identify a Variant of Uncertain Significance (VUS)?
Do you want more information on what this variant means for you and your family?
With your family's help you can discover more about your genetic variant.
The purpose of this study is to:
- Help individuals and families understand why VUSs are not medically well understood
- Educate and help individuals and families find more information about the VUSs that are unique to them
- Help individuals identify and collect DNA samples from their family members in order to learn more about their VUS
Visit the Find My Variant website for more information.
What the Study Entails
- You will be asked to contribute a saliva sample for DNA analysis to confirm your VUS report
- If you meet study requirements, you can use an online website to learn how to find and contact distant family members who may also carry the same VUS
- For relatives interested in participating, study staff will arrange sample collection
- Analysis of family information will be done to determine if there is enough information about the VUS in your family to determine if your VUS increases the risk of developing the disease
People who have have genetic testing and received a Variant of Uncertain Significance (VUS) result can participate.
People who have never had genetic testing
People who have had genetic testing whose test results did not include a Variant of Uncertain Significance