The Story of Dogs

2021-12-20T16:04:38+00:0020 December 2021|

Dogs, descended from wolves, were the first animals to be domesticated by humans, some 40,000 years ago. New research, using modern DNA sequencing, is unravelling the evolutionary history of our canine companions.

Marine medicines from the slimiest of worms

2021-11-22T09:58:38+00:0018 October 2021|

“They’re not cute or charismatic. They have toxic mucus. But I like nemerteans because no one is rooting for them – and we know so little about them.”

Genomes within Genomes

2021-11-08T12:03:57+00:003 August 2020|

Hiding in the genome of a newly-sequenced red colobus monkey, there was a second species - a parasite descended from malaria.

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.

10 surprises from sequencing 25 new species

2018-10-04T14:56:59+01:004 October 2018|

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

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.