The Best of the Naked Scientists in Africa II

This week we take another look back over the past year to bring you the best bits from the series including an insight into the evolution of skin colour, how a map could help...
04 September 2009
Presented by Meera Senthilingam

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A traditional skin color map based on the data of Biasutti. Data for native populations collected by R. Biasutti prior to 1940.

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This week we take another look back over the past year to bring you the best bits from the series including an insight into the evolution of skin colour, how a map could help treat Malaria worldwide and how a deadly new virus was caught and stopped with great speed in South Africa. Plus we meet the coelocanth, an ancient fish species that lived before the dinosaurs and is still around today!

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