Genetic testing fumbles, revealing ‘dark side' of precision medicine
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Enthusiasm for precision medicine, from the White House down to everyday physicians, is at an all-time high. But serious problems with the databases used to interpret patients' genetic profiles can lead to "inappropriate treatment" with "devastating consequences," researchers at the Mayo Clinic warned on Monday. Their report describes the cases of some two dozen people who…