To leverage the genetic diversity in Nigeria, we established the Non-Communicable Diseases Genetic Heritage Study (NCD-GHS) consortium to help produce a comprehensive catalog of human genetic variation in Nigeria and assess the burden and etiological characteristics of non-communicable diseases in 100,000 adults in Nigeria.
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We thank the members of NCD-GHS Scientific Advisory Board Members: A. Adeyemo, F. I. Olopade, M. Nyirenda, N. Mulder, M. Owolabi and D. Nitsch and members of the NCD-GHS Steering Committee: A. Adenipekun, A. Banjo and S. Saidu. Funding for this study was provided by the ACTG with support from 54gene Inc.
S.F., O.S., O.N. and B.L.S. received consultancy fees from 54gene Nigeria Ltd. A.Y., O.O., J.P., D.A., G.E., F.Z.M., N.A., C.O. and A.E. are current employees of 54gene Inc.
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Fatumo, S., Yakubu, A., Oyedele, O. et al. Promoting the genomic revolution in Africa through the Nigerian 100K Genome Project. Nat Genet 54, 531–536 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-022-01071-6