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Professor Ofori-Acquah Awarded an NIH Multimillion Dollar Grant to Sequence the Whole Genome DNA of Children with Sickle Cell Disease in Ghana

Professor Fiifi Ofori-Acquah, Director of the West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC) and Dean of the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences (SBAHS) has been awarded a $3 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA to sequence the whole genome DNA of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in Ghana. The …

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WAGMC Launches Maiden MSc Genetic Counselling Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa

The West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC), University of Ghana welcomed the first cohort of students into its new flagship Master of Science (MSc) degree programme in January 2022. ┬áThe postgraduate genetic counselling programme is the first of its kind in Ghana and in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the third such programme on the continent. The …

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