Okeke, Iruka N. 2016. “African Biomedical Scientists and the Promises of ‘Big Science.’” Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue Canadienne Des Études Africaines 50 (3): 455–78.

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August 7, 2018 - 6:58pm

Critical Commentary

AO: This 2016 article by Iruka Okeke argues that few African scientists participate in genomics, and when they do, they are largely providing biological samples. Therefore as new next generation diagnostics, surveillance tools, drugs and vaccines contribute to the growing field of genomic science in Africa, the nature and degree of participation of African scientists should be taken into account in genomic and post-genomic research inquiries.