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World of Genomics: South Africa

Original article written by Poppy-Jayne Morgan, July 2022. Updated by Aleisha Collins, January 2024. In this instalment of World of […]

New genomics study describes African-specific mutational profiles in prostate cancer

Written by Miyako Rogers, Science Writer In a new study published in Nature, researchers developed a large prostate cancer genomics […]

Colorectal Cancer Genomic Differences in Patients with African and European Ancestry

Colorectal Cancer Genomic Differences in Patients with African and European Ancestry  Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Scientists have published […]

Does genomics hold the key for African cancer care?

Researchers recently explored whether the genetic landscape of tumours could be captured through blood collection in African women with breast […]

Exploring the Vast Diversity of African Genetics

Characterising genomic variation across Africa is critical to understanding human biology. Recently, there has been a shift in focus, in […]

Making a murderer: How African Salmonella jumped from gut to bloodstream

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have harnessed the combined power of genomics and epidemiology to understand how a type […]

African genomes: Insights into human migration and health

Using whole-genome sequencing, researchers have explored the breadth of genomic diversity across Africa, gaining further insight into human migration and […]

Distinct genetic alterations found in African American men with prostate cancer

Researchers have found that prostate cancer tumours from African American men harboured higher frequencies of distinct genetic alterations that may […]

African genomics needed for genetic medicine

As part of the 20th anniversary of Nature Reviews Genetics, Professor Ambroise Wonkam from the University of Cape Town has […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Out of Africa – uncovering history and diversity in the human genome

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped presenter Kat Arney takes a virtual trip to Africa to explore the genetic […]