The human reference genome is the foundation of modern human genetics and genomics, underpinning most research into human health and disease. But, it has limitations - it doesn't reflect human genetic diversity. A new, pangenome reference has now been published, aiming to better represent humanity.
Some of our staff reflect on their experiences of working on the Human Genome Project, what it means to them, and how life at the Wellcome Sanger Institute has grown.
The Sanger Institute’s new Respiratory Virus and Microbiome Initiative will lead the way in developing the genomic tools and methodology to study and track a range of viruses and understand how they interact with the respiratory microbiome and human hosts.
In 2019, the Sanger Institute started on the most ambitious human genome sequencing project in the world. Three years later, the Institute has delivered nearly 250,000 whole human genome sequences and over 20 petabytes (PB) of data, for the UK Biobank project, to aid research into health and disease.
We're celebrating: we've just read the same amount of DNA in one year as we achieved in the previous 25 years combined. This dizzying speed offers unprecedented possibilities to unlock new understanding in health and disease
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…