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

Solving the mysteries of developmental disorders: The DDD study

Alison Cranage talks to one family who have been helped by the Deciphering Developmental Disorders study

25 Genomes: The Common Starfish. Image credit: Ray Crundwell

25 Genomes: The Common Starfish

The Starfish genome could offer new approaches to wound healing and into surgical glue, if only we can get enough sperm, Alison Cranage discovers

10 surprises from sequencing 25 new species

10 surprises from sequencing 25 new species

From exploding worms to cannibal crickets and adored arachnids to bewildering blackberries, Alison Cranage picks out the more bizarre discoveries we’ve made

25 years of pushing the scientific boundaries

From one human genome to hundreds of thousands, to every single cell in the body, to the genome of every species on the planet – DNA sequencing is accelerating. On our 25th anniversary we look at the evolution, application and potential of this powerful science.

25 Genomes at New Scientist Live

Alongside robots, slime and VR machines, Sanger researchers were at New Scientist Live last week – talking genomes, Alison Cranage reports

Mosquito in close up. Image credit: CDC/Dr Paul Howell

Building capacity for genomic surveillance of malaria mosquitoes in Africa

Funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will enable the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) to launch nine new projects for mosquito genomics researchers across Africa. The Sanger Institute will sequence 500 mosquito genomes from each study. The deadline for research applications is 3 October 2018

The Beast from the East? Vespa velutina

Words and pictures by: Alex Cagan Date: 17.09.18 Prelude: Death from above Today, you are a honeybee and today you are going to die. You enjoyed a summer full of industry, dance and frenetic activity […]