NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Patients of African or unspecified ancestry received misdiagnoses of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy due to incorrectly classified variants, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study could also have implications for other genetic diseases, and highlights the need for diversity in genetic studies.

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