A one-page summary report of genome sequencing for the healthy adult

Public Health Genomics. 2015;18(2):123-9. doi: 10.1159/000370102. Epub 2015 Jan 21.


As genome sequencing technologies increasingly enter medical practice, genetics laboratories must communicate sequencing results effectively to nongeneticist physicians. We describe the design and delivery of a clinical genome sequencing report, including a one-page summary suitable for interpretation by primary care physicians. To illustrate our preliminary experience with this report, we summarize the genomic findings from 10 healthy participants in a study of genome sequencing in primary care.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Physicians, Primary Care
  • Primary Health Care* / standards
  • Primary Health Care* / trends
  • Research Report* / standards
  • Research Report* / trends
  • Sequence Analysis*