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Returning Results

Agreeing to participate in the study means that your samples may be used sometime during the course of the study. It is important to understand that not all study participants will have their complete genomes sequenced; in some cases only a partial sequence will be completed. In addition, there is still much to be learned about the connection between human genetics and disease, which is the very reason for this study. Participants should not be alarmed if they don't receive any specific feedback from the study.

However, if a participant's samples are analyzed and researchers discover a clinically actionable finding Geisinger will contact the patient and his or her doctor. Results returned to a patient may allow early identification and better treatment of conditions or diseases that may affect the patient and his or her family. Patients will only receive results if the diagnosis is certain and treatment is possible.