Increasing sequencing and analysis capabilities in Africa and enhancing COVID-19 testing in Nigeria


54gene DNA

Hot off his recent inclusion in the Fortune 40 under 40 list, we speak to Abasi Ene-Obong about his company 54gene, the role it has played in Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 and the recent partnership with Illumina, set to bring a state of the art sequencing facility to Nigeria. Abasi is the CEO of 54gene, a company that he founded after identifying that the data gap in genetic information from Africans and people with African genetic heritage would lead to inequities in the development of precision medicines. With the official aim of equalizing precision medicine and bringing its promise to...

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