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Arab science

Blooms in the desert

Nature volume 416, pages 120122 (14 March 2002) | Download Citation


The Arab world has a proud history of scholarship, but in recent decades it has neglected science. Now, against a backdrop of turmoil, a grassroots initiative hopes to restore the balance. Ehsan Masood reports.

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  1. Ehsan Masood is director of communications at the sustainable development network LEAD International, based in London, and was formerly a reporter for Nature.

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