Many African scientists move elsewhere to pursue their research as many countries on the continent lack the infrastructure and resources to support local scientists. But, Tom Kariuki, the director of the African Academy of Sciences' Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa, says at the Guardian that his organization is working to change that.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.