Latest Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Stories

2010-01-25 08:30:00

An international team of researchers has used high resolution genome sequencing to track a particularly virulent strain of MRSA as it traveled between South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

2010-01-22 00:44:55

Revolutionary strategy for control and prevention of infection.

2010-01-07 08:20:10

In a new study, scientists have searched for mutations in the gene regions of more than 100 kidney cancer samples, the largest number of samples from a single tumor type to be sequenced to date.

2009-12-23 16:54:52

Genome rearrangements in 24 breast cancers.

2009-12-17 08:55:00

Geneticists have recently finished analyzing the genomes of two different types of cancer cells, giving them the first complete genetic map of the devastating disease and marking a milestone in the history of cancer research.

2009-12-06 13:39:05

Scientists in Cambridge have discovered that the loss of a key segment of DNA can lead to severe childhood obesity.

2009-12-01 07:35:00

Researchers have characterized a new multi drug resistant strain of Salmonella Typhimurium that is causing life-threatening disease in Africa.

2009-11-02 07:40:00

A global collaborative has produced a first draft of the genome of a domesticated pig, an achievement that will lead to insights in agriculture, medicine, conservation and evolution.

2009-10-22 12:32:21

A team of geneticists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, together with a consortium of international researchers, has recently proposed a set of standards designed to elucidate the quality of publicly available genetic sequencing information.

2009-10-16 11:01:48

For the first time, researchers are able to look at the need for every gene in a bacterial cell in a single experiment. The new method will transform the study of gene activity and the search for weaknesses in bacterial armories.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.