A better treatment for African people thanks to their DNA

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While Black Africans make up 17% of the world population, in scientific studies on genetics, they only account for 2% of the collected samples. This project looks at initiatives born in Africa in order to address this imbalance.

  • €9,056 Budget in Euros
  • 2020 Final release date
  • 3 Round winner
  • 4 Locations

A better treatment for African people thanks to their DNA

While Black Africans make up 17% of the world population, in scientific studies on genetics, they only account for 2% of the collected samples. This project looks at initiatives born in Africa in order to address this imbalance.

Black Africans make up almost 17% of the world's population; however, in scientific studies on genetics, they only represent 2% of the samples. Medicines placed on the market, mainly produced by Western laboratories, are therefore sometimes less effective or even inappropriate for their genotype. Several initiatives have been born on the African continent to remedy this imbalance, in particular to try to better treat HIV.

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