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How The Genomics Revolution Could Finally Help Africa

How The Genomics Revolution Could Finally Help Africa
- Ethiopia banned the painkiller codeine because many Ethiopians carry a gene variant that makes them convert the drug to morphine, which can cause breathing problems.
Ethiopia banned the painkiller codeine because many Ethiopians carry a gene variant that makes them convert the drug to morphine. Botswana opted for a more expensive HIV drug because 13 percent of the population had a gene variant that caused problems with a cheaper drug. Precision public health is a new approach to precision medicine that bases decisions on populations and communities rather than on individuals.