Prestigious Magazine Advocates Normal USA-Cuba Scientific Cooperation
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- North America
- United States
- Business and Economy
- Science and Technology
- Politics and Government
- 10 / 24 / 2008
'Science' notes that, in spite of the geographic proximity between the two nations and many common interests, the US blockade and other laws, such as the 1996 Helms-Burton Law, have obstructed scientific exchange between the two countries.
The editorial stresses that the scientific community in the United States could benefit greatly from Cuba's significant advances in the field, while Cuban scientists could also take advantage of US research facilities, which can not be found in developing nations.
The magazine also praises Cuba's results in the management and mitigation of natural disasters. "Sharing our knowledge in this field could benefit us all," the editorial reads.
Finally, the text refers to Cuba's vast experience in the treatment of tropical diseases such as dengue and the island's advances in the field of biotechnology, including the production of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.