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genomics research to tackle endemic diseases
February 19, 2018 - 10:36

African Academy of Sciences awards grants to better understand the diseases that affect Africa most

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Leprosy's drug resistance and origin revealed by genome analysis
February 2, 2018 - 09:52

Scientists led by EPFL have isolated leprosy bacteria directly from human samples, and analyzed the purified genomes to identify mutations that confer drug resistance to the bacterium, as well as gain insights into the origins of the disease. The study is published in Nature Communications, just ahead of the World Leprosy Day, 28th January 2018.

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Illumina NextSeq 500 Sequencer installed at AHRI
November 24, 2017 - 10:10

As part of the new initiative to strengthen the biotechnology and bioinformatics capacity of AHRI, Illumina NextSeq 500 Sequencer has been purchased and installed at AHRI. The installation was made by engineers from Illumina, Mr Ahmed Khairy.


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