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Danes Bring DNA Analysis To the Heart of Africa

Science  02 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5424, pp. 35
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5424.35

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KAMPALA, UGANDA-- African biologists have long struggled to study their wealth of wildlife without modern molecular biology. Now development funding from Denmark has transformed a dilapidated university building here in Uganda's capital into a state-of-the-art lab--. Last month, Makerere University here in Uganda's capital opened its new Molecular Biology Lab, the first university center to provide a full complement of facilities for molecular biology, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), cloning, and DNA sequencing.