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Wellcome Trust Advanced Course Genomic Epidemiology in Africa course in Durban, South Africa. Application deadline March 13
February 10, 2015
Planning Grant for Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D71)
July 29, 2015

Genome Adventures: Where Science Meets Fun!

“Where Science Meets Fun” – that’s the motto of Genome Adventures, an innovative Wellcome Trustfunded community engagement initiative of the Collaborative African Genomics Network (CAfGEN), a member of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa – H3Africa Consortium, coordinated by the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence (COE). Genome Adventures aims to help the general public in Botswana and throughout the African continent to better understand genomics and biomedical research.

According to Botswana-Baylor COE Senior Project Coordinator Ed Pettitt, “A ‘genome’ is a human’s entire genetic code – a library of instructions – which determines different aspects of our development and heredity.” Pettitt explains that genomics is a new field of research in Botswana, giving scientists an opportunity to find solutions to human health problems through studying human heredity and genetic traits.

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