The Whys of Tuberculosis

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When the idea for the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium was being bandied about, the University of Oxford's Adrian Hill says there was a bit of discussion about whether samples included in the project should be strictly from the UK, or from other populations as well. "In the end, the compromise was to put in Gambian populations for two diseases, as well as several diseases in the UK," Hill says. The consortium settled on malaria and tuberculosis as the Gambian portion of the project.

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