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Genetically modified mosquitoes | A history of Lagos

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Thursday, 03 October 2019

 

Editor's note

A team of researchers at Dalhousie University has some words of warning about the genetically modified mosquitoes recently released in Brazil. While they agree mosquito-borne illnesses cause immense human suffering, they are urging for scientific processes that are safe, ethical and just.

In Nigeria, decades of military rule, and it’s emergence as a crude oil producer in the 1970s, were among the biggest factors that made Lagos what it is today. The city is vastly different from its early days in the 1950s when it was well planned and managed. Ndubisi Onwuanyi unpacks Lagos’s complex history and spells out what needs to be done to revive governance. 

Nehal El-Hadi

Science + Technology Editor

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