NANO: (How) is “Africa” invoked when the author discusses data (as a place with unique demands or responsibilities, for example)?

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Angela Okune's picture
August 7, 2018
  • “Genomic data could be used by resource-poor laboratories in Africa. Also, although genomic and other -omic big sciences are expensive (though prices are dropping rapidly), they can be used to develop very basic and cheap technologies. Therefore one would expect that unlike molecular biology, the fruits of genomics would fall into Africa or that at the very least, some of their juices would trickle in. This is happening in some cases but not in others.” (460)

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