While genome-wide association studies have certainly proven their worth when it comes to pinpointing which genes play a role in human disease development, they are far from perfect. Sometimes, the genealogy of the individuals included in these large-scale studies can throw a wrench in the works because rarely are pairs of individuals in a study completely unrelated. This pairwise relatedness has occasionally led researchers to believe they have discovered a gene involved in a particular disease when in fact it is an artifact.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.