Study of Ugandan Genomes Yields Novel Variants, Health Links
Study of Ugandan Genomes Yields Novel Variants, Health Links
The authors say their results demonstrate the global benefits of studying African genetics.
Study of Ugandan Genomes Yields Novel Variants, Health Links
Study of Ugandan Genomes Yields Novel Variants, Health Links

The authors say their results demonstrate the global benefits of studying African genetics.

The authors say their results demonstrate the global benefits of studying African genetics.

Africa
The First Modern Humans Came from What Is Now Botswana: Study
The First Modern Humans Came from What Is Now Botswana: Study
Kerry Grens | Oct 28, 2019
Mitochondrial DNA and other factors place our ancestors in southern Africa 200,000 years ago.
Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity
Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity
Jef Akst | Oct 18, 2019
An analysis of more than 400 human genomes from residents of 13 African countries presented at this week’s annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics greatly expands our species’ cataloged genetic diversity.
Sanger Institute Accused of Misusing African DNA Samples
Sanger Institute Accused of Misusing African DNA Samples
Kerry Grens | Oct 15, 2019
Whistleblowers allege the institute intended to commercialize a research tool based on the material, a violation of agreements with African scientists who collected the sequences.
<em>A. anamensis</em> Hominin Skull Could Recast Our Human Family Tree
A. anamensis Hominin Skull Could Recast Our Human Family Tree
Ashley Yeager | Aug 28, 2019
Researchers say the skull belongs to an Australopithecus species once thought to be a predecessor to “Lucy,” but now that relationship is murky.
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic&rsquo;s Effects on Child Mortality
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Abby Olena | Aug 14, 2019
In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes.
Uganda Launching New Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial
Uganda Launching New Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 2, 2019
Researchers aim to deploy the trial in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been ravaged by Ebola for a year.
Professors Could Lose Jobs for Housing Rare, Psychedelic Plant
Professors Could Lose Jobs for Housing Rare, Psychedelic Plant
Kerry Grens | Jul 3, 2019
Miami University’s plant conservatory was growing seedlings of iboga, which contains an illegal, psychoactive substance.
Three Ebola Cases Identified in Uganda
Three Ebola Cases Identified in Uganda
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2019
The cases, which spread from the outbreak in the DRC, include a five-year-old boy who died.
A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs
A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs
Munyaradzi Makoni | Apr 26, 2019
A lack of resources ordinarily blocks young researchers on the continent from scholarly independence, but long-term support is no guarantee.