Wellcome Sanger Institute Blog. Stories from the cutting edge of genomic research.

Sanger Science

  • 26 September 2022

    The world’s largest human genome sequencing project has been for UK Biobank – a large-scale biomedical database. Sanger staff have sequenced 243,633 human genomes in 3.5 years.

  • 26 September 2022

    Our UK Biobank Journey: 3 years and over 240,000 human genomes

  • 16 August 2022

    From genomes to vaccines: lessons from the pneumococcus

  • 9 August 2022

    Finishing genome puzzles

  • 3 August 2022

    Unlocking surface proteins

  • 30 June 2022

    Breath of fresh air

Sanger Life

  • 15 September 2022

    This year the Sanger Institute gave three Year 12 students the opportunity to directly contribute our cutting-edge science. Read about their experiences

  • 18 July 2022

    Catalysing collaboration: from the commercial sector to Sanger

  • 12 July 2022

    Searching for the roots of childhood cancer

  • 29 June 2022

    LGBTQ+ scientists who shaped history

  • 20 June 2022

    Smashing stereotypes in science

  • 27 April 2022

    You can change the world

COVID-19

  • 31 May 2022

    Current status of coronavirus genome sequencing at the Sanger Institute

  • 1 March 2022

    Sequencing COVID variants: latest stats

  • 22 November 2021

    A Space for Science

  • 15 November 2021

    Covid Connections – Big Data in a Pandemic World

  • 9 August 2021

    From Mild to Mortal

  • 29 June 2021

    Covid Connections – Variant or Villain

Human Cell Atlas

  • 2 December 2021

    Dr Roser Vento-Tormo tells us about her work to map the cells lining the uterus in space and time, how it epitomises her love of collaboration in science

  • 3 November 2021

    A Cellular Landscape

  • 30 April 2021

    Championing Team Science

  • 2 July 2020

    Sarah Teichmann, an international pioneer of single cell research

  • 8 April 2020

    Mapping the Human Cell Atlas – charting the body’s cellular world

  • 11 February 2020

    The Human Cell Atlas: Understanding health to combat disease

Tree of Life

  • 7 September 2022

    Dr Joana Meier, new group leader in the Tree of Life programme, describes her research into how and why groups of animals evolve and diversify into new species over millennia.

  • 31 May 2022

    Completing the puzzle of life on earth

  • 28 March 2022

    Barcoding creatures and building confidence

  • 8 March 2022

    Making your voice heard

  • 16 February 2022

    The diversity of plants

  • 20 December 2021

    The Story of Dogs

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