Genes from Africa: the colonisation of African DNA...

?You people. We thought you folks had taken everything you could.
You took our land, you took our homes.
You stole our pottery and our songs and our blankets and our designs.
You took our language and, in some places, you even took our children.
You snatched at our religion and at our women.
You destroyed our history and now,
now it seems you come to suck the marrow from our bones.?

Jeanette Armstrong, an indigenous woman from Canada
at a meeting on the Human Genome Diversity Project

By Edward Hammond and Mariam Mayet

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