NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has joined Thermo Fisher Scientific's RNAi Global Initiative, an international alliance of research centers that use Thermo Fisher's RNAi tools, the firm said today.

These tools include two siRNA libraries, the siGenome SmartPool Mouse library and the On-TargetPlus SmartPool Human Genome sirRNA Library, both of which include reagents designed for use in silencing each gene in the genome.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.