Restarting Rwanda's Research Engine

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Science  23 Jun 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5474, pp. 2158
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5474.2158

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KIGALI, RWANDA-- When ethnic tensions between Rwanda's Hutus and Tutsis erupted in April 1994, one of Africa's most vibrant scientific communities suddenly vanished. Now molecular biologist Etienne Karita has returned to head the Belgian-funded National Reference Laboratory for Retroviral Infections.