Tag: DNA

Long live bats

Long live bats

Bats have much to tell us about the genetics of living healthy long lives: not only can they tolerate deadly viruses (including Ebola, SARS and rabies), they are resistant to cancer too

Solving the mysteries of developmental disorders: The DDD study

Alison Cranage talks to one family who have been helped by the Deciphering Developmental Disorders study

25 Genomes: The Common Starfish. Image credit: Ray Crundwell

25 Genomes: The Common Starfish

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

10 surprises from sequencing 25 new species

10 surprises from sequencing 25 new species

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

25 years of pushing the scientific boundaries

From one human genome to hundreds of thousands, to every single cell in the body, to the genome of every species on the planet – DNA sequencing is accelerating. On our 25th anniversary we look at the evolution, application and potential of this powerful science.