Charles Rotimi, director of National Institutes of Health's Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, believes that all human populations must be included in genomic research for genomics to have an impact on societal problems like hunger and disease, according to The Lancet's Kelly Morris. Rotimi recently launched the Human Heredity and Health in Africa project to conduct population-based studies there. "Rotimi is concerned to involve Africans in genetic epidemiology, both as participants and researchers," Morris says. "A comprehensive understanding of population and ethnic differences requires a robust appreciation of human history." Rotimi hopes the project will lead to increased collaborations among African researchers, and an increased ability for those investigators to compete for international funding.
Genomics in Africa
Oct 28, 2010