1.12.17 Brandon Invergo investigates how quickly malaria parasites can prepare to sexually reproduce once they are picked up by a mosquito. Continue reading
13.11.17 Fiona Calvert is using stem cells to study Alzheimer’s Disease. Read her shortlisted article for the Max Perutz Science Writing Competition about this work. Continue reading
Gareth Powell and Leyla Bustamante helped to find five targets on the parasite that could be the basis of a new vaccine Continue reading
DATE: 12/09/17 By: Chordoma Foundation Team Editor’s Note: This blog is reproduced from The Chordoma Foundation blog, a charity that has funded and collaborated on recent research by Sanger Institute scientists. For more on The Chordoma Foundation, please visit: https://www.chordomafoundation.org/ This month, a group of chordoma scientists led by Dr. Adrienne Flanagan of University College London (UCL), Dr … Continue reading
03.08.17 This week the American Society of Human Genetics issued a policy on the application of germline editing – the ability to alter the genetic makeup of early stage embryos. Anna Middleton, one of the contributors to the statement, explains the policy’s position Continue reading
18.7.17 Samples of E. coli were isolated from patients with bloodstream infections over eleven years. Teemu Kallonen, Julian Parkhill and Sharon Peacock discuss what their genomic study on this collection reveals.
13.7.17 Theo Sanderson and Ellen Bushell explain how characterising the role of many of the malaria parasite’s five thousand genes has shown that more of these genes are required for the parasite to grow normally, than was originally thought.
04.07.17 The UK Chief Medical Officer’s Report has highlighted the vital role genetics and genomics will play in UK NHS healthcare and medicine. Professor Sharon Peacock helped write the report’s chapter on Infectious disease.
29.06.17 Qasim Ayub explains the results of a genetic analysis of the Parsi population. Continue reading