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Wits In 60 Seconds

In this week's episode, we celebrate former Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof. Loyiso Nongxa's honorary doctorate for his leadership in mathematics and higher education. We congratulate five Wits academics on winning National Science and Technology Awards, and recognise Dr Muhammad Ahsan Mahboob, Head of the Wits Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory, for earning his PhD in Engineering. We explore the spread of superbugs using mobile and genomic data and highlight a 90-million-year-old novel beetle species fossil discovery in Botswana.

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The Inaugural Reporting Guidelines For Precision Medicine Research

The inaugural reporting guidelines for precision medicine research, of which Professor Michèle Ramsay is co-author, have been published in Nature Medicine. The paper from the BePRECISE consortium describes comprehensive guidelines aimed at improving the accuracy, safety, and health equity in precision medicine. BePRECISE is Better Precision-data Reporting of Evidence from Clinical Intervention Studies & Epidemiology.

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