Latest Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Stories

2009-10-08 09:47:46

New map of copy number variation in the human genome is a resource for human genetics.

2009-10-07 15:50:00

An international research team has issued the most updated map of changes to the structure of human genomes.

2009-07-20 13:18:08

New research suggests that antibiotic treatment could be asymptomatically inducing the transmission of the healthcare-acquired infection, C difficile, contributing to the outbreaks that have recently been widely reported in hospitals and other settings.

2009-07-15 12:45:00

Researchers have today published the complete genome sequence of the Schistosoma mansoni, a parasitic worm – commonly known as a blood fluke – that causes devastating disease.

2009-07-13 08:37:00

LEXINGTON, Mass. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- febit holding gmbh announced today the launch of the first human cancer biochip for HybSelect, febit's highly automated technology for sequence capture, enabling targeted Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).

2009-05-25 14:20:54

An international research collaboration coordinated by UCD researchers and involving scientists at 21 institutes including the genome sequencing centers in the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK and the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard, USA have defined six new genome sequences in the Candida fungus family and identified genetic differences in species that cause disease.

2009-04-20 14:08:29

An international team of more than 70 researchers says it has found nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities. The scientists said they studied nearly all X chromosome genes in 208 families with learning disabilities.

2009-04-19 13:17:17

A collaboration between more than 70 researchers across the globe has uncovered nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities.

2009-04-16 09:55:21

Today - five years after the inception of the DECIPHER database - researchers have published a report that reveals the developing role of the database in revolutionizing both clinical practice and genetic research.

2009-04-14 12:22:07

Parallel studies in mice and humans by Spanish and British scientists have found a new kind of genes -- micro RNAs -- are linked to progressive hearing loss. The researchers said their findings provide important new genetic understanding of a condition that's common in humans yet remains poorly understood. The Spanish scientists from the Hospital Ramon Cajal in Madrid followed families who showed hearing loss.

Word of the Day
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.