DNA

Africa’s genetic material is still being misused

Legislation as well as academic research governance bodies have failed to safeguard the rights of participants from Africa in genomics research.

A moratorium will not address ethical concerns about gene editing

If we take our commitment to the liberty of the individual seriously, we must accept that people should be allowed to use this technology

Gene editing is risky, but it is worth it

By embarking on this new and daunting path, we are taking on incredible new responsibility

Want your eggs black or white?

The fertility industry and technology are raising difficult questions about race

How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Most biobanks, whether small or large, have high quality assurance and control measures in place

Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness ‘monster DNA’

The last reported sighting was on March 26 this year by a US couple standing on the ramparts of the ruin of Urquhart Castle

Mining joy from anxiety’s depths

That nagging fear may cause you to fall apart, but it may also serve as a call to action

Hunt for the octopus from space

Let us entertain the notion — if only for a moment — that cephalopods may be from space. How would we go about testing the hypothesis?

Ancient DNA changes everything we know about the evolution of elephants

DNA studies reveal that African elephants belong to a very successful and widespread family

Ancient DNA research makes important addition to our understanding of human history

Modern humans have been around a lot longer than was previously thought

How barcoding is helping South Africa track its precious pollinators

Almost one third of the food we eat comes from animal pollination, but understanding the plants and pollinators relationship isn’t straightforward.

Gene editing: Panel approval ushers in new era

We have the technology to edit the human genome, cut out parts of it and insert preprogrammed bits of replacement genome.

Press Releases

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA