DNA breakpoint assay reveals a majority of gross duplications occur in tandem reducing VUS classifications in breast cancer predisposition genes.


Department of Clinical Genomics, Ambry Genetics, 15 Argonaut Drive, Aliso Viejo, California, 92656, USA. [Email]


Gross duplications are ambiguous in terms of clinical interpretation due to the limitations of the detection methods that cannot infer their context, namely, whether they occur in tandem or are duplicated and inserted elsewhere in the genome. We investigated the proportion of gross duplications occurring in tandem in breast cancer predisposition genes with the intent of informing their classifications.


Alu,Breakpoint,HBOC,Tandem duplication,VUS,

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