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Report evaluates computational genomics skills of African scientists

A new paper co-authored by Illinois and African scientists describes how an African bioinformatics network tested researchers’ ability to perform computational genomics tasks that will aid in studying disease.

Since 2010, the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) initiative has taken a genomics-centered approach to studying disease susceptibility in Africa.

Grant Establishes Bioinformatics Research Network in Africa

Victor Jongeneel, director of the High-Performance Biological Computing (HPCBio) program and affiliate of the Institute for Genomic Biology and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, is a key participant in a grant awarded by the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative, or H3Africa, to establish a pan-continental bioinformatics network to aid research.

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