54gene is a Nigerian startup company. This company is genomics research, services, and development company addressing the need to include under-represented African genomic data in research. They are challenging precision medicine by building one of the world’s richest datasets from the most genetically diverse populations, Africa.
54gene has been founded by Abasi Ene-Obong in 2019.
It is said that less than 3% of genomic data represented in research is derived from African populations. 54gene is pioneering the inclusion of the African genome in research by building the world’s richest and most diverse genomics dataset to generate insights that uncover the true drivers of disease.