Press releases in 2013

23rd December
Library that can determine resistance
Genetic screening identifies genes driving resistance with a guide RNA library
21st December
Genetics that protects your heart
A variant that decreases levels of bad fats is 40 times more common in an isolated Cretan population
10th December
New test for chronic blood cancers
Identification of a gene that underlies 40 per cent of patients with specific blood cancer leads to better diagnosis tool
8th December
Gene promotes one in a hundred of tumours
Gene discovered to play a part in one per cent of all cancers
2nd December
What makes the deadliest form of malaria specific to people?
The biological interactions that make some malaria parasites specific to host species
21st November
Anti-fungal drug increases flu susceptibility
Common anti-fungal drug deactivates protein that protects against flu in mice
20th November
Fred Sanger, 1918-2013
A remarkable man
8th November
Methylation linked to metabolic disease
Fat tissue from twins reveals DNA methylation disease links
30th October
Stem cells could set up future transplant therapies
New method for developing stem cells enables production of liver and pancreatic cells in clinically relevant quantities
29th October
New building set to drive translational medicine
UK Minister for Universities and Science opens the Technical Hub for bioinformatics
27th October
Novel mutations define two types of bone tumour
Two related genes underlie the development of two rare bone tumours in nearly 100 per cent of patients
24th October
Cutting edge new build for Genome Campus
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus gets permission for British Museum-inspired build
Genetic variants decrease rate of metabolism
Defects to gene reveal potential new therapeutic targets against obesity and type 2 diabetes
15th October
Sex in Science launches web presence on Ada Lovelace Day
Website promoting women in science unveiled as nation remembers inspirational 19th Century mathematician
10th October
Big data getting to the heart of disease
Insights into the causes of heart disease, diabetes and obesity
When does a cell decide which direction to take?
Biology behind stem cells could improve systems to deliver treatments or cells for tissue repair
3rd October
New technique identifies novel class of cancer's drivers
Sieving through 'junk' DNA reveals disease-causing genetic mutations
20th September
MERS Co-V genomes reveal complex transmission patterns
Genome sequencing identifies multiple chains of MERS Co-V infection in humans
18th September
£25m to kick-start 'industrial revolution' in regenerative medicine
The Sanger Institute contributes sequencing capabilities to new pluripotent stem cell Hub
12th September
The contribution of local animal populations to human drug-resistant Salmonella infections may previously have been overstated
Genomic study shows that Salmonella populations in humans and animals living side by side are more different than expected
28th August
Parasitic worm genome uncovers potential drug targets
Barber Pole worm genome provides an essential platform to understand drug resistance in worms
14th August
Cancer's origins revealed
Researchers discover the genetic imprints and signatures left by DNA-damaging processes that lead to cancer
9th August
Protein that accelerates age, brakes cancer
Prelamin A protein causes accelerated ageing disorders and also prevents the spread of cancer cells
4th August
Distinct brain disorders biologically linked
Disruption to the gene TOP3B increases susceptibility to schizophrenia and a learning disorder
22nd July
Institute scientist to give prestigious Royal Society lecture
Royal Society Francis Crick lecture in 2014 will be given by Duncan T Odom
18th July
How mice teach us about disease
Open access resource reveals new genes and pathways linked to human disease
11th July
Unique route to stem cells
Designer proteins developed to deliver stem cells
8th July
New opportunities to treat bowel cancer
Research in mice identifies new treatment options for one of the most common cancers
1st July
Talking DNA and disease at the Royal Society
Sanger Institute researchers are sparking discussion on genomes and healthcare
27th June
Relentless killer captured by art
Artist Deborah Robinson explores how the Sanger Institute research is fighting malaria in a new digital artwork
23rd June
Getting to grips with migraine
Researchers identify some of the biological roots of migraine from large-scale genome study
19th June
Sequencing the MERS coronavirus outbreak in Saudi Arabia
Genetic tools and clinical techniques combine to characterise novel virus
16th June
Cartilage gene linked to bone cancers
Changes to cartilage linked to bone cancer offers a possible new diagnostic approach
14th June
Professor Mike Stratton Knighted in the Birthday Honours list
Recognition of research career to understand cancer
5th June
Alliance will build data-sharing future
World's health researchers join together to share and use 'big data'
29th May
Malaria's severity reset by mosquito
The way malaria is transmitted controls how strongly the host's immune system reacts
5th May
Vaccine reduces pneumococcal disease but not bacterial population
Pre-existing bacterial strains fill the gaps made by the pneumococcal vaccine, but cause less disease
28th April
Fingerprinting malaria parasite drug resistance
New genome sequencing technologies provide insight into emerging artemisinin resistance and a novel way to track this public health threat
25th April
Two cultures: Artists and scientists inspire each other
Katie Paterson presents her work as part of the Wellcome Collection's Art in Global Health project
23rd April
Science and games - inspiring one another
Sanger Institute researchers work with teams to develop games based around genetics and genomics
21st April
Genetics defines a distinct liver disease
Large-scale genetic study defines relationship between primary sclerosing cholangitis and other autoimmune diseases
18th April
Evolving genes lead to evolving genes
Selection in European populations of genes regulated by FOXP2, a key factor in development and language
17th April
Family ties: Relationship between human and zebrafish genomes
Completion of the zebrafish reference genome yields strong comparisons with the human genome
Coelacanth genome surfaces
Unexpected insights from a fish with a 300-million-year-old fossil record
Fishing for solutions
Examining function of all genes in the zebrafish genome to benefit human health
16th April
Biology behind blood trait signals
One step closer to understanding the biology behind genetic variants linked to blood cell traits
Wanted: your views on genetics
The world's largest survey on genetics aims to grow
12th April
Sanger Institute–EBI Single Cell Genomics Centre
New centre to provide a whole-genome view of variation and expression at a single-cell level
7th April
Finding genes for childhood obesity
Genome-wide study identifies genetic variants associated with childhood obesity
Final chapter to 60 year old blood group mystery
Gene that underlies Vel blood group and influences red blood cell traits will lead to safer blood transfusion
29th March
Rise in CF patient infections explained
DNA sequencing reveals evidence for Mycobacterium abscessus transmission between Cystic Fibrosis patients
13th March
Tapeworm DNA contains drug weak spots
Existing drugs could be effective in treating this damaging parasite, the first full tapeworm genomes reveal
17th February
Dental decay: the evolution of oral diversity
Ancient plaque DNA exposes the changes in oral microbiota driven by dietary shifts
30th January
Fighting against the flu
Genetic variant is associated with severe flu in the Chinese population
22nd January
Director awarded prestigious prize
Professor Mike Stratton awarded the Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine
14th January
Chronic disease research awarded funding
The MRC awards the African Partnership for Chronic Disease research five years' funding
10th January
Finding cancer culprits' fingerprints
Computer model helps researchers hunt out cancer-causing mutational signatures in the genome
2nd January
Even great mutations need a little help from their friends
Researchers have discovered that, in the influenza virus, being the most beneficial mutation is no guarantee of long-term genetic success.

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