RAMICS: fast high-throughput sequence alignment

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 […]

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 […]