A pan-African pathogen genomics data sharing platform to support disease outbreaks
A new commentary in Nature Medicine (May 2023) calls for African countries to invest in a federated data-management system for genomics epidemiology to better tackle the threat of disease outbreaks.
Samuel Oyola, molecular biologist and head of genomics at the International Livestock Research Institute, is a co-author.
Christoffels, A., Mboowa, G., Heusden, P. van, Makhubela, S., Githinji, G., Mwangi, S., Onywera, H., Nnaemeka, N., Amoako, D.G., Olawoye, I., Diallo, A., Mbala-Kingebeni, P., Oyola, S.O., Adu, B., Mvelase, C., Ondoa, P., Dratibi, F.A., Sow, A., Gumede, N., Tessema, S.K., Ouma, A.O. and Tebeje, Y.K. 2023. A pan-African pathogen genomics data sharing platform to support disease outbreaks. Nature Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-023-02266-y
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