PhenCode: Terms and conditions of use


PhenCode is intended for research purposes only. Although the data are freely available to all, users should treat the reported mutations with extreme caution in clinical settings or for any diagnostic or population screening purpose. This information requires expertise to interpret properly; clinical diagnosis and/or treatment recommendations should be made only by medical professionals.

Patients and doctors should not make treatment decisions based on the information in PhenCode. In particular, PhenCode should not be used to assess disease risk. Some of these variants are not associated with disease at all, and for many others the association is slight, depends on other factors, and/or may not be causative. The mere fact that a variant is listed here does NOT mean that a particular patient will become ill.


The PhenCode tracks (including, but not limited to, "Locus Variants" and "Swiss-Prot Variants") are compilations of freely-available data obtained from other sources. While reasonable effort is made to promote accuracy, nevertheless there may be errors in the original data and/or the compilation process. By using these data, you agree and acknowledge that the information is not guaranteed to be accurate. If you do find any errors, please report them to the addresses listed on the Contact us page.


This resource and data are provided "as is", "where is" and without any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall The Pennsylvania State University, The University of California Santa Cruz, or any data contributors, nor their respective agents, employees or representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; business interruption; medical or legal expenses; or pain and suffering), however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way or form out of the use of this resource or data, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

Users assume all risk and responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness, or lack thereof, of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, and also all risk and responsibility that the use hereof would or would not infringe the rights of any other party.