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By Wilmot Godfrey James, Human Sciences Research Council

This paper was once provided because the first annual John Gerhart Memorial Lecture on the convention of the Africa Genome Initiative held in Cairo in March 2004. In Africa within the Age of Biology, Dr James discusses Africa's lengthy background of clinical, technological and mathematical firm, from tokens of the very earliest counting via people to the sum of data delivered to undergo within the building of the pyramids. yet he specializes in the demanding situations of at the present time, and day after today, which he indicates Africa's leaders and students dare no longer put out of your mind. Dr James argues that Africa stands challenged to behave by itself initiative to concentration funding past the dimensions of NEPAD's projects, supply political management and direct scholarly cognizance on taking advantage of genetic advancements for the advantage of its populations.

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