Making your voice heard

2022-03-07T21:16:00+00:008 March 2022|

Evolutionary genomics, creepy crawlies and being a woman in science

The diversity of plants

2022-02-15T16:21:51+00:0016 February 2022|

We spoke to some of the team planning to sequence the DNA of every plant species in Britain and Ireland about the diversity of plant genomes and the importance of plant science in the face of global challenges.

The Story of Dogs

2021-12-20T16:04:38+00:0020 December 2021|

Dogs, descended from wolves, were the first animals to be domesticated by humans, some 40,000 years ago. New research, using modern DNA sequencing, is unravelling the evolutionary history of our canine companions.

Darwin Tree of Life in 2021: Tireless fieldwork and the first beautiful genomes

2021-12-16T10:03:01+00:0016 December 2021|

Teams have been collecting species across the UK - from the mountains of Scotland, to the sea caves of Wales, and the forests of Oxfordshire. Back in the labs we’ve been processing protists, extracting DNA, and assembling and publishing the first of our high-quality, reference genomes.

Marine medicines from the slimiest of worms

2021-11-22T09:58:38+00:0018 October 2021|

“They’re not cute or charismatic. They have toxic mucus. But I like nemerteans because no one is rooting for them – and we know so little about them.”

Genomics for all

2021-11-15T13:37:44+00:0028 September 2021|

In this guest post, Sadye Paez and Marcela Uliano-Silva explore what it takes to sequence the genomes of all life on Earth with the principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.