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“Perhaps the most advanced genomics facility in West Africa right now is located in Ede in southwestern Nigeria. At Redeemer’s University, a private institution founded by a Nigerian megachurch, microbiologist Christian Happi is building an empire. Construction teams are busy creating a $3.9-million home for the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases.” A recent feature in the journal Nature puts focus on the future of genomics in West Africa, with stories and insights from several VHFC/ACEGID members, including Christian Happi and Nike Folarin.

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