Developing a Road Map to Spread Genomic Knowledge in Africa: 10th Conference of the African Society of Human Genetics, Cairo, Egypt

El-Kamah, Ghada Y, Mohamed, Amal M, Gad, Yehia Z, Abdelhak, Sonia, Hennig, Branwen J, Ramesar, Raj S, Landoure, Guida, Gaye, Amadou, Newport, Melanie J, Williams, Scott M and Ramsay, Michele (2020) Developing a Road Map to Spread Genomic Knowledge in Africa: 10th Conference of the African Society of Human Genetics, Cairo, Egypt. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 102 (4). pp. 719-723. ISSN 0002-9637

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Abstract

The tenth conference of the African Society of Human Genetics was held in Egypt with the theme “Human Genetics and Genomics in Africa: Challenges for Both Rare and Common Genetic Disorders.” Current research was presented, and we discussed visions for the future of genomic research on the African continent. In this report, we summarize the presented scientific research within and relevant to Africa as presented by both African and non-African scientists. We also discuss the current situation concerning genomic medicine and genomic research within the continent, difficulties in implementing genetic services and genomic medicine in Africa, and a road map to overcome those difficulties and meet the needs of the African researchers and patients.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
Research Centres and Groups: Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research
Subjects: R Medicine
Depositing User: Deborah Miller
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2019 08:29
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2020 13:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88838

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