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Week in Review

Week in Review – 28 May

B4FA – The Week in Review
28 May 2013
B4FA’s Project Leader, Sir Brian Heap, has published an essay this week about GM crops and genetics on the ‘Big Questions Online’ web site, part of the John Templeton Foundation’s effort to explore groundbreaking issues.
National Public Radio in the U.S. has published two intriguing articles on biotech and … Read More »

Week in Review – 22 May

B4FA – The Week in Review
22 May 2013
Dr. Roshan Abdallah, Director General of TPRI’s Technical Unit and a lecturer in our B4FA course in Tanzania, was recently featured in a profile inMwananchi. The article, written in Swahili is entitled ‘Roshan Abdallah: A scientist who believes in commitment, collaboration.’  A basic translation … Read More »

Week in Review – 14 May

B4FA – The Week in Review
14 May 2013
This past week there has been an incredible variety of articles, both by B4FA Media Fellows in our four focus countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – and in the wider press.  The Economist, for example, published an intriguing piece on genetically modified … Read More »

Week in Review – 7 May

B4FA – The Week in Review
7 May 2013
This week Nature has published a special issue on GM crops which includes a number of interesting commentaries, including one commentary focusing on Africa and Asia (note: some articles are only accessible to subscribers).  Science journalist and commentator Keith Kloor has published a review of the special … Read More »

Week in Review – Week of 23 April

 

B4FA – The Week in Review
30 April 2013
60 years after the discovery of DNA’s structure and 10 years since the completion of the Human Genome Project, it seems the possibilities for genetic research remain endless and fascinating, according to an article published in The Guardian (UK) this week.
A compelling radio programme on National … Read More »

Week in Review – Week of 16 April

 

B4FA – The Week in Review
23 April 2013

The B4FA book of essays on Africa and biosciences – ‘Insights’ – has spurred debate in both Uganda and Tanzania. In Uganda, B4FA Media Fellow Henry Lutaaya covered the launch of the book in Kampala and the reactions from scientists and politicians, while … Read More »