27 Feb 2013: piggyBac is a jumping gene that normally leaps from TTAA sequence to TTAA sequence. But, sometimes, it lands in unexpected places, causing point mutations. Zemin Ning explains how the Sanger Institute used next-generation sequencing and a lot of computing power to chase the gene around the mouse genome to understand how it works
15 Feb 2013: Susana Campino explains how her lab works in partnerships to uncover the genes that make people resistant to severe malaria.
13 Feb 2013: For one family at least, selective male deafness is true. A team at the Sanger Institute has discovered a mutation on the male-only Y chromosome that causes adult deafness, Yali Xue reveals…
04 Feb 2013: Bacteria that cause the sexual diseases Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea can swap DNA between their peers and hide from medical tests, explains Helena Seth-Smith. Genetic sequencing may help us penetrate their camouflage