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Yusuf Henriques believes our understanding of genes and medicine is incomplete without more people of color and women in clinical research trials.
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In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people picked up an indoor hobby or two. For DC founder Yusuf Henriques, it was hackathons.
At the time, Henriques co-created a virtual hackathon on racism and healthcare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which led him to look closer at a particular aspect of healthcare.
“We started looking at the structural racism that has been built into the system, lack of access, not enough women and minorities in clinical trials,” Henriques told Technical.ly….
IndyGeneUS AI and the Blockchain-Secured Genomic Data Marketplace IndyGeneUS AI, which is harnessing the power of data mining and artificial intelligence to expedite the development and manufacturing of targeted therapeutics, [….]
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IndyGeneUS AI Pledges Whole Genome Sequencing of 2M Samples Through Partnership with Aurum Institute in South Africa
IndyGeneUS AI, a leader in whole genome sequencing and machine learning-powered bioinformatics analysis secured a partnership with Global Health Innovations Ltd. and The Aurum Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa. Aurum is currently building a bio-repository to increase capacity to accommodate up to 2-million genetic samples.
Over the years, minority input in the clinical development of life-saving drugs has been lacking, particularly when it comes to clinical trial participation. That has led to disparities in the efficacy of medications when taken by minority
LucasPye Bio, a Philadelphia biologics contract development and manufacturing organization, has formed a partnership with Africa-based genomics company IndyGeneUS AI aimed at advancing targeted therapeutics focused on health disparities.