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.

A Space for Science

2022-12-17T08:57:54+00:0022 November 2021|

"The most incredible things in research are the incidental findings, the serendipitous connections, moments when you are looking for one thing but you find another.”

‘It had better be good’

2021-11-22T17:10:47+00:0026 June 2020|

We reflect on what followed the publication of the human genome sequence for the Sanger Institute, and what the future holds.

25 years of pushing the scientific boundaries

2018-10-01T08:00:30+01:001 October 2018|

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.