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The future of Brazilian science

After decades of military and then elitist rule, Brazil now has a left-wing president. David Adam considers the …


Brazil's forensic science: back from the dead

David Adam reports how forensic medicine in Brazil — which nearly perished under the country's successive military …


Windfall spurs Israel-Palestine research efforts

One of the few surviving partnerships between Israeli and Palestinian scientists has received a welcome financial …


Namibia hunts for cosmic rays

This week sees the opening of a gamma-ray telescope in Namibia, the first of an array of four telescopes that will …


Gene patenting rules 'must be stricter'

Patents on DNA sequences are granted too often and with too little scrutiny, says a report by Britain's foremost …


UN seeks to boost biosafety in developing world

A new scheme will help up to 100 of the world’s poorest nations to obtain basic technical knowledge about …


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