Cracking cancer with CRISPR

2019-04-10T11:21:20+01:0010 April 2019|

How Sanger scientists are using genetic surgery to understand the blueprint of life

CRAM-ming it in

2019-03-29T10:19:49+00:0029 March 2019|

An impending flood of genomic data threatens to overwhelm scientists' abilities to store and share it. Next-generation compression seeks to CRAM it all in

Tea-time News

2019-03-25T08:53:30+00:0025 March 2019|

Hot tea has been linked to oesophageal cancer - but it's not clear if it's the cause. Studying DNA changes will help researchers find out.

A Day in the Life: Bioinformatician – collaboration, cancer and all life on Earth

2022-04-27T09:08:05+01:008 March 2019|

Understanding the nature of life on Earth has been revolutionised by DNA sequencing. In the past we could only observe what was happening, now we can read (and alter) the blueprints of life to understand health and disease at the most intimate level. Yet none of this would be possible without the unsung work of bioinformaticians

Science in a conflict zone: Investigating cholera in Yemen

2019-01-02T18:00:23+00:002 January 2019|

In addition to the civil war, Yemen is experiencing the worst epidemic of cholera ever recorded. We spoke to Ankur Rakesh, a volunteer doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders, who travelled to Yemen in July 2017 to study the genomics of this highly infectious and deadly disease

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.