Companion: a new tool to generate and visualize annotation of parasite genomes

29.06.16 Sascha Steinbiss & Thomas D. Otto explain how this new software tool and web server will allow people to compare parasite genomes more effectively

Understanding historical population movements and the study of malaria

22.06.16 Past migrations within sub-Saharan Africa revealed in a post by George Busby

Karma Bacterium: New additions to the Culture Club

05.05.16 Hilary Browne explains how growing previously ‘unculturable’ microbiota helps determine the role of bacteria in human health

Editing the Debate

Editing the genome is a grand endeavour. Discussions on the aims and regulation of genome editing need to reflect the opinion of both scientists and the public. Sarion Bowers explains.

Socialising the Genome

Anna Middleton explains how bringing together an Advertising Executive, a Genetic Counsellor and the power of Internet Videos is tackling the issues of Gnomes in the Genome

Evolution of artemisinin-resistant malaria

07/03/2016: Roberto Amato shows how mutations in the malaria gene kelch13, associated with artemisinin resistance in Southeast Asia, are far less common in Africa.

Studying gene function through natural gene knockouts in humans

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.