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Educational cartoons

  • How are GM crops made?
    PDF format [file size 300 KB]
    JPG format [file size 2,750 KB]
    An educational cartoon illustrating how genetically modified (GM) crops are made.

  • Ruler: a 30cm history of DNA
    Front of ruler [file size 423 KB]
    Back of ruler [file size 1,227 KB]
    A cartoon timeline in ruler format illustrating a short history of DNA starting at 8000 BC and ending in 2002. To print true to scale, you will need to print it A3 size.

  • How Futhi was cloned
    English version [file size 550 KB]
    Afrikaans version [file size 568 KB]
    An educational cartoon explaining how Futhi, the first cloned animal in South Africa, was cloned.

  • The GMO approval process
    PDF format [file size 305 KB]
    JPG format [file size 1,051 KB]
    An educational cartoon illustrating the approval process of a genetically modified organism (GMO).

Young Science Communicators Writing Initiative:

In an initiative to offer a platform to exercise skills in science communication, PUB commissioned a group of young scientists to write popular articles on various topics relating to biotechnology applications. Read their on articles on topics including sustainable energy, aquaculture, palaeogenomics, and more... Click here to view.

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Press release

Shedding Light on Human Genetic Diversity

A paper detailing the the Southern African Genome Sequencing Project and its results was published in the journal Nature.

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