Understanding the genetic diversity of South Africa’s peoples

Amanda Krause


The diverse nature of the peoples living in South Africa and their history has offered unique opportunities over the years to its researchers, particularly those working in the field of human and medical genetics. Many genetic conditions and/or genetic causative mutations have been demonstrated to have interesting population-specific distributions. This is well demonstrated by two articles in this issue of the SAMJ.[ 

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Amanda Krause, Division of Human Genetics, National Health Laboratory Service and School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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South Africa; Genetic diversity; Genetic conditions

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(7):544-545. DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8041

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Date submitted: 2015-09-21
Date published: 2015-09-21

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