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Definition

Giving no association where there should be an association.

Use in clinical context

False negatives can cause problems when interpreting genomic results by either leading to false reassurance that an individual is not predisposed to a particular disease or condition or preventing the cause of an existing disease or condition from being identified. There are several procedures in place to reduce the rate of false negatives.

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Last updated on 31st May, 2019