Two decades after scientists first released the draft sequence of the human genome, an international team of genetics research announced that they had successfully mapped 100% of the human genome – identifying more than 100 new genes and millions of genetic variations between humans, some of which could play a role in disease.
While this discovery may be ground-breaking for the genomics sector, switching to a full model of the human genome could prove to be a challenge for many clinical labs, which will have to adjust to this new map of human physiology. To find out more, we speak to genomics experts to find out what clinical labs can do to keep up with this research.
Also in the next issue of Medical Technology, we take a trip to Africa to examine the continents potential as a clinical trial powerhouse. Despite being home to some of the world’s most diverse and densely populated nations, Africa currently contributes to less than 2% of the total number of clinical trials. Could more be done to utilise these seemingly ideal research conditions?
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