Does Africa urgently need its own genetic library?

(Article by Elna Schutz on bbc.com. Photo credit: CPGR)

“The Three Million African Genomes (3MAG) project emerged from [Prof. Ambroise Wonkam’s] work on how genetic mutations among Africans contribute to conditions like sickle-cell disease and hearing impairments. He points out that African genes hold a wealth of genetic variation, beyond that observed by scientists in Europe and elsewhere. ‘We are all African but only a small fraction of Africans moved out of Africa about 20-40,000 years ago and settled in Europe and in Asia,’ he says…”

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