Quest Volume 14 Number 3 2018

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2018)

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The science of everything Reinhard Hiller explains how our understanding of DNA and the human genome can improve medical care - Precision medicine – Moving away from one-size-fits-all Stefan Kohler discusses how precision health principles apply to various areas of healthcare - Getting personal about Psychiatry: Pharmacogenetics in Africa: we all react differently to different medicines. Emma Frickel, Ellen Ovenden, Celia van der Merwe, Louise Warnich and Nathaniel W Mcgregor explain why - Basics for precision medicine – From DNA to doctor, Jorge da Rocha and Mahtaab Hayat explain how understanding DNA is vital to precision medicine features - Science clubs: The missing link in our science education and communication efforts - Precision medicine for Africa: challenges and opportunities, Michèle Ramsay explains the basics of precision medicine -News - Bridging the digital divide with photonoics - Scientists peep deep into a diamond crystal to get information about the nature of its defects - First tetrapods of Africa lived within the Devonian Antarctic Circle - In the gaping mouth of ancient crocodiles - Cranium of a four-million-yearold hominin shows similarities to that of modern humans.