Prising open the scallop genome

2020-05-04T11:10:41+01:004 May 2020|

As part of the Sanger Institute’s 25 Genomes Project, the king scallop, Pecten maximus, had its genome sequenced.

Hasta la VISA, genomes!

2018-12-18T10:21:15+00:0018 December 2018|

From ragworts that are too common and the tricky toughness of truffles to the trials of getting DNA samples a US Visa, Dan Mead gives his personal reflections on project managing the 25 Genomes Project

Sequencing All Life On Earth – Facts and Figures

2018-11-01T12:42:44+00:001 November 2018|

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 quest to sequence all life

2018-11-01T12:37:04+00:001 November 2018|

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 60,000 species in the UK? Associate Director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute Julia Wilson talks about this ambitious project

Long live bats

2018-10-29T17:39:10+00:0029 October 2018|

The bat genome sequence could help us understand how these remarkable creatures are are reisitant to cancer, Ebola and SARS.

25 Genomes: The Common Starfish

2018-10-04T15:22:48+01:004 October 2018|

The Starfish genome could offer new approaches to wound healing and into surgical glue, if only we can get enough sperm.

10 surprises from sequencing 25 new species

2018-10-04T14:56:59+01:004 October 2018|

From exploding worms to cannibal crickets and adored arachnids to bewildering blackberries, Alison Cranage picks out the more bizarre discoveries we've made

25 Genomes at New Scientist Live

2018-09-25T09:24:21+01:0025 September 2018|

Alongside robots, slime and VR machines, Sanger researchers were at New Scientist Live last week – talking genomes, Alison Cranage reports