An optimistic vision for biosciences in South Africa: Reply to Thaldar et al. (2019)

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  • Michael S. Pepper 1. Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Department of Immunology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa 2. South African Medical Research Council Extramural Unit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6406-2380
  • Collet Dandara Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pathology and Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5925-4895
  • Jantina de Vries Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7192-2633
  • Amaboo Dhai Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Melodie Labuschaigne Department of Jurisprudence, School of Law, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6581-7204
  • Freddy Mnyongani School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • Keymanthri Moodley Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3404-4901
  • Antonel Olckers DNAbiotec (Pty) Ltd, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Anne Pope Emeritus Associate Professor, Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Raj Ramesar MRC/UCT Research Unit for Genomic and Precision Medicine, Division of Human Genetics, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Michèle Ramsay Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4156-4801
  • Wayne Towers Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR), North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2019/a0312

Keywords:

ubuntu, sovereignty, human genomics

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Published

2019-07-30

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Pepper, M. S., Dandara, C., de Vries, J., Dhai, A., Labuschaigne, M., Mnyongani, F., Moodley, K., Olckers, A., Pope, A., Ramesar, R., Ramsay, M., & Towers, W. (2019). An optimistic vision for biosciences in South Africa: Reply to Thaldar et al. (2019). South African Journal of Science, 115(7/8). https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2019/a0312

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