Genetic Tests for a Heart Disorder Mistakenly Find Blacks at Risk

Genetic Tests for a Heart Disorder Mistakenly Find Blacks at Risk

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Genetic tests for an inherited heart disorder are more likely to have incorrect results in black Americans than in whites, according to a new study that is likely to have implications for other minorities and other diseases, including cancer.

Mistakes have been made because earlier research linking genetic traits to illness did not include enough members of minority groups to identify differences between them and the majority white population or to draw conclusions about their risks of disease. Read more here.


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