Category: Sanger Science

Exploring Sanger’s groundbreaking research

The Darwin Tree of Life Project and the Earth BioGenome Project are aiming to sequence all animals, birds, fish, insects and plants in the UK and on earth, respectively

Sequencing All Life On Earth – Facts and Figures

Scientists have announced an ambitious goal to sequence all of life on earth. Here are 10 top facts that help to put the scale of the challenge into perspective…

The Darwin Tree of Life Project and the Earth BioGenome Project are aiming to sequence all animals, birds, fish, insects and plants in the UK and on earth, respectively

The quest to sequence all life

What will reading the genomes of all life on earth uncover? And how does the Sanger Institute intend to lead the sequencing of an estimated 66,000 species in the UK? Associate Director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute Julia Wilson talks about this ambitious project

Long live bats

Long live bats

Bats have much to tell us about the genetics of living healthy long lives: not only can they tolerate deadly viruses (including Ebola, SARS and rabies), they are resistant to cancer too

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.