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Oct 06

SANBI kicks off Bika Biobank customisations

The South African National Bioinformatics Institute is partnering Bika Lab Systems in customising an Open Source Bika LIMS branch for genomic lab disciplines and biobanking, including the management of sample and data distribution. The current Bika branch for health care laboratories, Bika Health 3.1, which already fulfills clinical subject requirements, is the starting point for …

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May 28

RAMICS: fast high-throughput sequence alignment

RAMICS HMM

RAMICS is a method developed at SANBI that undertakes fast and highly accurate mapping/alignment of coding sequence reads in a biologically relevant manner.  It identifies, and accounts for, PCR and sequencing induced errors resulting in an alignment that maintains the correct reading frame thereby enabling SNPs to be distinguished from noise. The challenge presented by …

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May 28

Tsetse Genome Sequenced

In another triumph for South African biomedical research, researchers at the South African Medical Research Council’s Bioinformatics Unit, South African Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), with their international collaborators, have sequenced the tsetse fly genome. The International Glossina Genome Initiative (IGGI), including scientists at SANBI (led by Professor Alan Christoffels) have concluded a ten-year project on the …

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