Unlocking the
African Genome

Africans are more genetically diverse than all other populations combined. Yet, African DNA makes up less than 2% of genetic research material. 54gene is on a mission to improve our understanding of the human genome so we can advance the quality of healthcare worldwide.

Our Work


  • 54gene is building the world’s first and largest pan-African biobank. We are targeting multiple disease states, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neuro-degenerative disease

  • We partner with pharmaceutical companies to identify new drug targets and develop diagnostics and treatments for diseases


  • 54gene provides genetic testing and molecular diagnostics services to patients and physicians in order to expand access to precision medicine in Africa

  • We are compliant with international data privacy laws such as HIPAA and GDPR and opt-in to our biobank is voluntary

Ecosystem Partnerships

  • 54gene partners with hospitals and doctors in Africa to carry out academic research and to improve access to life-saving diagnostics

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