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New Biobank to Facilitate Access to Livestock Samples and Data Launched in Uganda

New Biobank Launched to Facilitate Access to Livestock Samples and Data in Uganda

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led Boosting Uganda’s Investment in Livestock Development (BUILD) project has established a biorepository to support livestock sample storage and data management in Uganda. Housed at the National Animal Disease Diagnostics and Epidemiology Centre (NADDEC) in Entebbe, the...

Lack Of African Biobank Data Results In Iron Deficiency Anaemia Remaining Unexplained

Iron is a dietary requirement, women aged 19-50 needing the most, routinely around 18mg/day, moreover all adults need at least 8mg/day. Pregnant women need even more. Dietary sources include, but are not limited to, meats, nuts, grains and broccoli....

H3Africa Biobanking Partnerships Building Capacity

Apart from notable exceptions, such as 54gene, many would agree that biobanking in Africa is underdeveloped, especially beyond countries such as Nigeria and South Africa. Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) was established by The United States National...

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