Studying the genome sequences of natural gene knockouts in humans has shown that only a small fraction of our genes are essential for human health. Vagheesh Narasimhan explains.
Adam Reid has worked with researchers around the world to discover the genes that let the Strongyloides nematode set up home inside us
28/01/2016: Thousands of years’ worth of evolution in just one person: Elizabeth Klemm explains how a Salmonella Enteritidis infection evolved to survive for 15 years in an immunocompromised patient.
21.01.16 David Wedge reports the launch of a new DREAM Challenge that aims to identify the different cells that make up a cancer
10.09.15 It is difficult to study Salmonella infections in the body. Jessica Forbester explains how newly created balls of intestinal cells can help.
Yong Yu talks about his research in immunotherapy, an emerging cancer treatment that exploits the biology of innate lymphoid cells
15.07.15 Abigail Perrin explains how malaria parasites trick our immune system
Former EBI Director Janet Thornton talks to Saher Ahmed about life and science – and finding a balance between the two
22.06.15 Artificial membrane could transform the way we treat heart disease, says Rameen Shakur
To check results, experiments need to be repeated. In animal research, this hasn’t been easy but, as Natasha Karp explains, new guidelines will ensure detailed methods are shared