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Sir Magdi talks about the glory and threats of science

There is a glorious side to science, to the ability to explain things and make people’s lives better. But there are also pitfalls that many researchers may fall in.

Sir Magdi Yagoub, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK, and chairman of Magdi Yagoub Heart Foundation in Egypt, held a lecture to students and science faculty at the Zewail City of Science and Technology to talk about “The Glory and Threat of Science and Medicine.”

Sir Magdi addresses issues of destructive competition, over recognition and commercialism – and talks about the brighter side of science as a beacon of light for all humans everywhere.

You can watch Sir Magdi’s talk (in English, only the first few minutes are in Arabic) below. Let us know what you think are the pitfalls that researchers may fall in in  the comments section below.


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