University of Cape Town

Researchers sequenced and analyzed 169 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from people with and without HIV infections.

The supercomputer was used to identify genomic variants in some 300 deeply sequenced human samples for use in a planned bead-array-based genotyping chip.

The study describes an RNA expression signature unique to people who are likely to develop an active TB infection, which could help prevent it. 

Scientists from the University of Cape Town in South Africa have used nested PCR to discover that silica-based nucleic acid extraction products from Qiagen are contaminated with sequences linked to a purportedly novel virus previously identified in seronegative hepatitis patients

In a prospective study of children admitted to two Cape Town hospitals, researchers found that Cepheid MTB/RIF testing on two samples per child detected roughly twice as many tuberculosis cases as smear microscopy on induced sputum samples.

Researchers from the University of Cape Town and the Center for Proteomic and Genomic Research plan to use Affymetrix's DMET Plus product to investigate the prevalence of specific SNPs in southern African populations and the relationship of such traits with drug efficacy.

Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.