Press releases in 2008

23rd December
A new search for cancer treatments
Genome study will drive forward targeted approach to cancer
17th December
Genetic messages in Wikipedia
Novel approach to combine science publishing and wiki content for web 2.0
16th December
£3M funding to decode genomes of 17 mouse strains
Genome Boost for Genetics Researchers
14th December
Brain Background to Body Mass
Brain genes associated with increased body mass
7th December
Discovery of new gene associated with diabetes risk suggests link with body clock
Notes to Editors
The Genetic Heart of the Lipids
Population cohort study finds six genetic variants associated with 'bad' cholesterol
Genes for nine health indicators
Population study finds genetics clues
27th November
What drives cancer?
New method to find important genome mutations in cancer
24th November
Next-generation technology provides human genome sequence
First complete sequence of an individual African genome
18th November
The International Cancer Genome Consortium announces the launch of eight Cancer Genome Projects
Notes to Editors
6th November
DNA chunks, chimps and humans
Marks of differences between human and chimp genomes
31st October
Oblivious Oblivion
New mouse mutant contains clue to progressive hearing loss
30th October
The Alphabet, Tyrian Purple...And Genes
Genographic scientists uncover new piece of Phoenician legacy
8th October
Genome of a monkey human-malaria parasite
Surprises from Plasmodium knowlesi genome sequence
17th September
Maps of Structural Variation released for Cancer Cell Lines
Genomic Imbalances Revealed in Almost 800 Cancer Cell Lines
11th September
Making the Most of Genetic Data
New Method for Reliable Detection of Copy Number Variants
27th July
Defining DNA Differences to Track and Tackle Typhoid
New-technology genome sequencing study reveals new genetic signatures
16th July
Sanger Institute to help boost infection research
Notes to Editors
2nd July
Fifteen human genomes each week
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Hits 1 Terabase
11th June
Three Sequencing Companies Join 1000 Genomes Project
Biotech Innovators Will Contribute to International Effort to Produce Most Detailed Map of Genetic Variation
8th June
Origins of the brain
Complex synapses drove brain evolution
16th May
Mike Stratton, co-Head of Cancer Genome Project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Elected to the Royal Society
Notes to Editors
15th May
Connecting Cancer Genes
Study implicates 350 gene regions in cancer development in the mouse
11th May
Mutant gene causes epilepsy, intellectual disability in women
Notes to Editors
7th May
Emerging superbug genome sequenced
Steno holds a full deck of resistant cards
4th May
Second Genetic Link to Weight and Obesity
New DNA variants found that can help to pile on the pounds
1st May
Genome Campus has Top Two in the UK
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute top list of most influential UK research
29th April
Global Genetics Consortium Sets Sights On Cancer
The International Cancer Genome Consortium
Seeing the enemy up close
New-technology DNA sequencing boosts cancer genome research
14th April
Largest ever study of genetics of common disease just got bigger
Notes to Editors
27th March
Crusader Y chromosomes in Lebanon
Notes to Editors
22nd February
Novel method to reveal drug targets
Interactions between proteins studied on a global scale
8th February
Scientists reveal a new target to fight bad cholesterol
Genetic link to levels of LDLcholesterol
22nd January
International Consortium Announces the 1000 Genomes Project
Major sequencing effort will produce most detailed map of human genetic variation to support disease studies
14th January
Taking Sequencing Forward
New Team to Lead DNA Sequencing at the Sanger Institute
7th January
Changing patterns of infection
Chlamydia trachomatis genome sheds light on an emerging infection

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