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Out of Africa

Gregory A Petsko

Author Affiliations

Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA

Genome Biology 2012, 13:162  doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-6-162

Published: 29 June 2012

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Has anyone else wondered if those Nigerian con-artists have emigrated en masse to China, where they are now in the business of organizing scientific conferences? You know, the people who used to deluge our inboxes with promises of vast fortunes if we would only send a somewhat smaller fortune to (a) the family of some deposed or dead dictator; (b) their mother; (c) your mother; or (d) someone who would marry you, sight unseen?