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May 4, 2009 Cover, Vol. 87, Issue 18

May 4, 2009 Cover, Vol. 87, Issue 18

Biotech In Africa

With basic science research and a medical system already in place, South Africa is methodically laying the foundation for a viable drug discovery industry.

COVER: In search of new chemical leads for medicines, a scientist with the bioprospecting group at the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research's Pretoria site extracts compounds from indigenous plants used by traditional healers in South Africa. CSIR

» Read a reporter's journal detailing experiences while visiting South African scientists.

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