Memphis boasts one of the largest genetic databases of people with African origins

Partnership between UTHSC and Le Bonheur building repository of 100,000 genomes

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: February 22, 2022 2:23 PM CT | Published: February 19, 2022 4:00 AM CT

About 79% of human genomes collected in repositories worldwide are from people of European ancestry, which are primarily Caucasian. This makes it challenging to study and understand the genetic causes of diseases or mutations in other populations.


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Christin Yates

Christin Yates

Christin Yates is a native Memphian who has worked in PR and copywriting since 2007. She earned her B.S. in public relations and M.S. in mass communications from Murray State University.


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