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From the Wellcome Sanger Institute, a charitably funded genomic research organisation

Darwin Tree of Life: Looking back on 2020

2021-11-11T17:29:04+00:0018 December 2020|

Despite restrictions, 2020 has been a busy year for the Darwin Tree of Life Project. We take a look at some of this year’s achievements and highlights.

Perfume, jazz and immunogenetics

2019-10-31T18:01:00+00:0031 October 2019|

Dr Velislava Petrova is a Postdoctoral Fellow working in immunogenetics in Dr Carl Anderson’s group at the Sanger Institute. Currently she is working at the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Office of Innovation in Geneva

The biology of the brain

2021-10-11T11:19:57+01:0025 September 2019|

Studying mouse brain development can give insights into human neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, as well as help diagnose rare genetic conditions

Health implications of the baby biome?

2022-12-17T09:05:07+00:0018 September 2019|

The method of a baby’s birth affects its collection of gut microbes – its microbiome. But we still don’t know if that has any long-term effects on health

The modern rise of an ancient disease

2021-11-26T16:14:37+00:008 August 2019|

Sanger scientists have sequenced the largest number of Treponema pallidum bacterial genomes to date. The bacterium causes syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease that is making a comeback. Their findings show us how the bacteria have evolved over time and developed resistance to antibiotics.