Life in the fast lane: rapid reproduction in malaria parasites

1.12.17 Brandon Invergo investigates how quickly malaria parasites can prepare to sexually reproduce once they are picked up by a mosquito.

Alzheimer’s Disease: The puzzle we’re so desperate to solve

13.11.17 Fiona Calvert is using stem cells to study Alzheimer’s Disease. Read her shortlisted article for the Max Perutz Science Writing Competition about this work.

A step towards an effective, multi-target vaccine for malaria

Gareth Powell and Leyla Bustamante helped to find five targets on the parasite that could be the basis of a new vaccine

Results of the Chordoma Genome Project reveal genetic changes that drive chordoma

DATE: 12/09/17 By: Chordoma Foundation Team Editor’s Note: This blog is reproduced from The Chordoma Foundation blog, a charity that has funded and collaborated on recent research by Sanger Institute scientists. For more on The Chordoma Foundation, […]

Editing embryos – Could you? Would you? Should you? Views from Genetic Counsellors

03.08.17 This week the American Society of Human Genetics issued a policy on the application of germline editing – the ability to alter the genetic makeup of early stage embryos. Anna Middleton, one of the contributors to the statement, explains the policy’s position

Placing drug-resistant strains of E. coli into a broader context

18.7.17 Samples of E. coli were isolated from patients with bloodstream infections over eleven years. Teemu Kallonen, Julian Parkhill and Sharon Peacock discuss what their genomic study on this collection reveals.

Malaria parasites: more susceptible to a knock-out blow than we thought?

13.7.17 Theo Sanderson and Ellen Bushell explain how characterising the role of many of the malaria parasite’s five thousand genes has shown that more of these genes are required for the parasite to grow normally, than was originally thought.