54gene offers genetic testing for Africans providing reports on Nutrition, Health, Fitness and Weight loss, Carrier status, Personal traits, and Ancestry, at the most affordable prices anywhere in the world.
Once you have received the 54gene test kit: 1. Open the DNA kit included inside 2. Spit in the tube till it reaches the line indicated on the tube (please don't eat, drink, or chew gum at least 30 mins prior to spitting in the tube) 3. Cover the tube and (remove) unscrew the clear cover, replace with the blue cover provided. 4. Mix the contents of the tube gently 5. For more information follow the instructions inside the DNA kit.
If you have ordered a test and you are yet to receive your 54gene test kit kindly confirm the address you gave. If there are no errors found, please contact one of our support agents on 07000 54GENE (07000544363)
Providing your saliva sample is easy, once you have registered on the 54gene platform and placed your order for a test, a test kit will be shipped to your location i.e the address you provided upon registration. You will find a DNA saliva collection tube inside the kit, as well as instructions that will guide you on how to use the kit. All you have to do is follow the instructions giving and spit in the tube. A logistics partner will be available to pick up your sample and take it back to the lab.
Neanderthals are an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans in the genus Homo, that went extinct about 40,000 years ago after living alongside modern humans (Homo sapiens) for thousands of years. As a result, evidence of Neanderthal DNA is now found in traces in nearly all modern humans.
Simply go to the login page and click on “Forgot password” , you will be directed to another page where you will be asked to put in the email address you registered with and then a password reset link will be sent to your email.
Log on to the 54gene website, click on the “Get Started” or go straight to “Login” at the top of the page, you will be directed to another page where you are required to fill certain information after which an account would be created for you.
A genetic test gives you information about your health, ancestry, your risk of developing certain genetic conditions before they manifest, your chances of passing down certain traits to your kids. A genetic test also gives you information on unique features about your physical traits e.g pain tolerance, height, eye colour and alcohol sensitivity.
Not all mutations cause disease, however, many diseases occur as a result of mutations in the gene which you may have inherited from your parents, or could have occurred as a result of environmental factors.
Abasi has worked in the US, UK and Nigerian healthcare space. He was previously a management consultant working with PwC and IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) and has consulted for/ worked with leading healthcare organisations including fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies, academic and research institutions and governments.
Abasi has also worked as a cancer researcher and published a seminal paper on pancreatic cancer immunology in the journal, Gastroenterology. He holds a PhD in Cancer Biology from University of London, a masters in human molecular genetics from the Imperial College London and a masters in business management from the Claremont Colleges, California.
Dami was the Managing Partner at Medismarts International, a Health Technology Company he co-founded in 2015 which is at the forefront of providing technology to the health industry in Nigeria. He led Medismart to deploy their cloud EMR platform in 140 hospitals and to gain 36% market share of claims processed in Nigeria.
Damilola also led the team that carried out process reengineering for 20 departments of the government of Kaduna State, and has also worked on projects for Deloitte and Pharmaccess.
Dami holds a B.sc degree in Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University and is passionate about ensuring that the healthcare industry in Africa is technology driven.
Dr Lola Salako
Dr. Omolola Salako is a consultant clinical and radiation oncologist with a special interest in breast, head and neck cancer and economics of cancer. She is an active cancer researcher and cancer advocate. Dr Salako's research interests include breast cancer radiotherapy techniques, novel risk factors in women of African descent and radiation toxicities.
In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr Salako is a patient advocate with extensive skills in counselling, advocacy and survivorship. She earned her MBBS degree at College of Medicine, University of Lagos, completed housemanship and a residency in Radiation Oncology at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in 2006 and 2013 respectively.
Gatumi is a global health-tech professional with over 7 years experience leading, managing and working with teams in healthcare, business, technology and investment banking.
Prior to co-founding Stack Diagnostics, he worked in global institutions like Shell, Renaissance Capital and most recently as the Head of Operations in a tech accelerator.
Francis has over 10 years software development experience building enterprise solutions for businesses across Nigeria. He has also led teams to build solutions for Visa, DFID, Microsoft, and more.
The products he has built have gotten local and international recognition for innovation and performance. He is an alumni of Fate Foundation and Lagos Business School.
Ijeoma has over 5 years of experience carrying out Pan-African Business Development work and managing client relationships. She has launched technology products in Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon and has managed the accounts of the Africas largest Telcos such as MTN and 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat).
She holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Technology from the University of Port Harcourt, a diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Harvard Business School. When she is not working, Ijeoma enjoys fashion designing, travelling and content creation.