Three Million African Genomes (3MAG) is a human genetics project inaugurated by Ambroise Wonkam of Cape Town University in South Africa. The project's aim is to correct for the systemic shortfall in the collection and analysis of genomic data of Africans, who have the widest genetic variation among human populations, via sequencing to capture "the full scope of variation to improve health care, equity and medical research globally". Three million is the initial rough estimate of the sample size required to capture the variation.
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- Schutz, Elna (2 November 2021). "Why Africa urgently needs its own genetic library". BBC News. Archived from the original on 2 November 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
- "Sequence African genomes for Africa and the world: scientist". Bangkok Post. Agence France-Presse. 11 February 2021. Archived from the original on 2 November 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
- Wonkam, Ambroise (10 February 2021). "Sequence three million genomes across Africa". Nature (comment). 590 (7845): 209–211. doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00313-7. PMC 9979155. PMID 33568829.