A representative reference genome

2023-05-11T10:01:30+01:0010 May 2023|

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.

Celebrations, community, and a common aim

2023-08-04T22:11:18+01:0014 April 2023|

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.

To influenza and beyond

2023-01-12T12:11:55+00:0010 January 2023|

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.

Our UK Biobank Journey: 3 years and over 240,000 human genomes

2022-10-19T09:27:20+01:0026 September 2022|

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.

Sanger’s super-sized sequencing scales new heights

2022-12-17T21:46:09+00:001 May 2019|

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