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The African Centre for Gene Technologies (ACGT) is an initiative that involves the ARC (Agricultural Research Council), CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) and the Universities of Johannesburg, Pretoria and the Witwatersrand. The aim is to create a collaborative network of excellence in advanced biotechnology, with specific focus on the “-omics”.

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