20.12.13: Over the past year, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute researchers have shared their passion and enthusiasm for their work to understand biology, human health and disease through genomes…
17.12.14: The Government’s plan to sequence 100,000 people raises concerns about how genomic data is used in a clinical context to best serve patients. Ewan Birney and Caroline Wright explore the issues.
13.12.13: Mice are thought to share around 95 per cent of genes with humans. Despite this conservation and many successful studies, researchers should be cautious about conclusions drawn from mouse models, says Carla Daniela Robles-Espinoza.
09.12.13: When searching for the genetic causes of heart disease, Deepti Gurdasani explains, it’s important to distinguish between the lipids that cause the disease and those that are simply associated with it.
05.12.13: A group of scientists is working to characterise some of the millions of proteins designated ‘Domain of Unknown Function’. Penny Coggill explains the project and reveals some early findings.
03.12.13: Madushi Wanaguru talks about the challenges of studying the host-specificity of great ape malaria parasites, and the approach used by her team to circumvent these in the lab.