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 […]

SANBI-UWC helps investigate health and heredity in Africa

The first-ever pan-African research programme into disease and DNA was launched last month in Ethiopia, and scientists from the universities of the Western Cape, Cape Town, Witwatersrand, Pretoria, Limpopo, Rhodes and Stellenbosch are playing a starring role. The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) project will unravel how Africans’ genes deal with illnesses such […]