Geisinger Investigators Launch Patient Portal as Part of National Institutes of Health Genetic Research Initiative

The Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a National Institutes of Health-funded resource dedicated to analyzing data from thousands of clinical genetics test each year, announced the launch of GenomeConnect, a new patient portal developed by a team at Geisinger Health System and collaborators from the ClinGen project. GenomeConnect is an online patient community where people who previously had genetic testing can input their test results for analysis by the ClinGen team. The online portal couples patient-entered health information with clinical laboratory data for a comprehensive database that helps clinicians and researchers better understand genetic variants and their affect on health.