NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina has announced the upcoming availability of a new genotyping tool that it developed in collaboration with the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative.

Both the company and the consortium hope the array will allow future GWAS to address African genomic diversity in a way that previous chips have not, leading to discoveries that can improve the health of both African peoples and the broader global population.

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