Tree of Life

  • 18 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.”

  • 28 September 20215.5 min read

    In this guest post, Sadye Paez and Marcela Uliano-Silva explore what it takes to sequence the genomes of all life on Earth with the principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Eimeria tenella oocysts
    23 September 20214.5 min read

    By sequencing the genome of this single-celled coccidian parasite, scientists hope to develop better vaccines to protect poultry from a disease that causes severe diarrhoea and death.

  • Patrick Adkins shore sampling on Devon coast
    18 December 202012.7 min read

    Despite restrictions, 2020 has been a busy year for the Darwin Tree of Life Project. We take a look at some of this year’s achievements and highlights.

  • 13 May 20208.3 min read

    Few organisms have, as Darwin himself wrote, played such an important role in the history of the world.

  • 4 May 20205 min read

    As part of the Sanger Institute’s 25 Genomes Project, the king scallop, Pecten maximus, had its genome sequenced.

  • 15 February 20208 min read

    Progress and promise of the Earth Biogenome Project - a mission to sequence all known eukaryotic species.

  • 5 September 20195.3 min read

    Brown trout are highly adaptable and its genetic make up may hold key answers to helping species survive climate change