Q&A: Young African talent will set science agenda

By Onche Odeh Leszek Borysiewicz, the vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, has served as chief executive of the UK’s Medical Research Council and deputy director at Imperial College London. In this interview, the biomedical researcher tells SciDev.Net about how Africa needs to fuse local policies with global efforts on scientific collaboration. He …

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Genome sequencing mountain gorillas reveals the genetic impact of inbreeding

Aylwyn Scally, University of Cambridge [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] Our genetic cousins, mountain gorillas, have been the subject of ongoing conservation efforts for decades. Despite this there are fewer than 900 left in the wild because of poaching and habitat destruction. Now, genetic sequencing has revealed the toll these constant …

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How interactive radio is reshaping politics in Africa

By Imogen Mathers [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or click here to download the file [3.7MB]. The powerful combination of interactive radio and mobile phones is a force for political change in East Africa, says researcher Sharath Srinivasan in …

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