Tree of Life

  • 9 November 2022

    We talk to Physilia Chua about her work to monitor biodiversity and make DNA sequencing more accessible.

  • 10 October 20229.4 min read

    New genome sequence will boost research into the evolution and population genetics of killer whales

  • 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 202012.6 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 20204.9 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