54gene Raises $4.5 Million for World’s Largest Pan-African Bio Bank

When discussing the issue of ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity, many people think about the United States because of its history; after all, America is a country that has been largely shaped by immigration. Once we look beyond North America, however, we start seeing countries with far greater rates of diversity, to wit: Tanzania, Uganda,…

Meet Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong and His Brilliant African Genome Project

At the recent Y Combinator Demo Day, an event that brings together promising technology startups with prospective investors, one company particularly stood out in terms of future vision. 54gene, a biotechnology company founded by Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong of Nigeria, was the Y Combinator startup that really caught the attention of venture capital firms because the…