DNA to prevent drug reactions in Africa

Focus is on tests for drugs that may be toxic to Africans

28 July 2019 - 00:00 By TANYA FARBER

Tiny livers grown from skin cells in a Tshwane laboratory are at the centre of South African scientists’ efforts to prevent adverse drug reactions in Africa.

Their work, much of it conducted with a tiny pair of “molecular scissors”, aims to identify which Western medicines are toxic to Africans...

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