Press releases in 2014

16th April
Sperm meets egg: protein essential for fertilisation discovered
First vital step in fertilisation between sperm and egg discovered
13th April
Virus-fighting genes linked to mutations in cancer
Genetic evidence supports role of gene family in cancer development
8th April
Congenital heart disease gene found
Severe forms of congenital heart disease caused by variants of the NR2F2 gene
1st April
The Sanger Institute honoured with Athena SWAN Bronze Award
Research institute among first in the UK to be recognised for commitment to advancing women's careers in science
30th March
Genetic mutations warn of skin cancer risk
New high-risk cancer causing mutation identified for melanoma development
27th March
Where do you start when developing a new medicine?
Novel scientific collaboration to use genomics and big data to drive drug discovery
23rd March
Leukaemia caused by chromosome catastrophe
Rare genetic event massively predisposes people to a form of leukaemia
17th March
Sanger Institute spinout Kymab announces therapeutic antibody discovery technology
Largest genetic engineering project to insert human genes
16th March
Cancer therapy may be too targeted
Genetic landscape of rare cancer acts as a guide for future clinical trials
13th March
COSMIC celebrates its 10th anniversary
From simple spreadsheet to essential worldwide cancer research database in just one decade
10th March
Genome Campus appoints Director of Scientific Conferences and Engagement
New role is part of 10-year strategy to create a genomic knowledge hub on the Genome Campus
8th March
Celebrating inspirational female scientists
Genome Campus scientists talk about the women who have inspired them in their career
4th March
The Global Alliance of Genomics and Health holds first partnership meeting
Global Alliance for Genomics and Health grows to over 150 partners, moves forward on approaches to meet the challenge of genomic and clinical data sharing and advance human health
2nd March
A crisper CRISPR: safer genome modification
Single-strand cutting enzyme safer replacement for genome modification
24th February
Protein essential to the spread of malaria uncovered
Master switch discovered that triggers the development of sexual forms of the malaria parasite
21st February
Out of Africa: the evolution of Plasmodium vivax
Research disputes theory of the origin of the deadly human malaria parasite, Plasmodium vivax
20th February
Harmless bacterium could be source of antibiotic resistance
Exchange of genetic material between harmless bacteria could be reservoir of antibiotic resistance
5th February
Finding what's important in our genome
New integrated tool to predict the function of non-coding variants
23rd January
11,000-year-old living dog cancer reveals its secrets
Genome of longest-living cancer reveals its origin and evolution
12th January
Immune system development linked to leukaemia
Our defences against infection can be weaknesses in causing cancer
9th January
Why is type 2 diabetes an increasing problem?
Popular theory to explain increasing frequency of type 2 diabetes refuted by evidence
6th January
Sanger Institute scientist makes Forbes' Top 30 under 30
Sanger Institute PhD student, Ludmil Alexandrov, makes it to Forbes' prestigious 'Top 30 under 30' list

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