Novel genomic techniques are opening new opportunities for public health research in Africa. Cost reductions and technical advances have made it easier to decode and digitally archive DNA, making genomic data (DSI) available through large public databases. This is changing how research is done and enabling rapid collaborations in emergency situations.
However, there are significant inequalities in the capacity to leverage the potential of DSI. A range of issues underpin unequal access and use of these revolutionary tools. The event will showcase research projects in Africa using DSI and discuss the challenges and constraints they face.
Organized by DSI Scientific Network