SAMRC funds KRISP & Oxford to Sequence Children Genomes that are Protected from HIV in Africa

This study plans to sequence and analyze large number of genomes on the African continent for the first time. In addition to identify genetics basis of protection to HIV, this project will set the benchmark for future genomic research in Africa by developing the whole … Continue readingSAMRC funds KRISP & Oxford to Sequence Children Genomes that are Protected from HIV in Africa

Decoding the South African Indian Genome for Diabetes and Heart Disease Health Risk

Diabetes is a growing problem in South Africa, but South African Indians are at three times the risk of other race groups. What is more, Diabetes and Ischaemic Heart disease occur at least a decade younger in Indians than in other populations in South Africa. Both … Continue readingDecoding the South African Indian Genome for Diabetes and Heart Disease Health Risk

New Technologies in Africa: High-Throughput and Affordable Sanger Sequencing Services in Africa

This equipment has 96 capillaries and it is able to sequence 2,500 amplicons a day.┬áThe novel model of the ABI3730xl is part of a new generation of Sanger Sequencers released in 2019. As part of the introduction, we are running a promotion of US$ 1.6 … Continue readingNew Technologies in Africa: High-Throughput and Affordable Sanger Sequencing Services in Africa