Press releases in 2014

24th December
Project finds 12 new genetic causes of developmental disorders
Nationwide, genome-wide sequencing provides diagnoses for rare conditions
18th December
Fundamental mechanism for controlling protein function identified
Study describes mechanism regulating a protein's hairclip shape
Fast-changing genes help malaria to hide in the human body
Parasite creates millions of new ways to evade immune system every 48 hours
17th December
National project paves way for clinical genetic diagnosis
Thousands to benefit from rare disease diagnosis
Making single-cell biology work
New collaboration between EMBL-EBI, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Fluidigm keeps research and technology on the cutting-edge of single-cell genomics
16th December
Institute cancer diagnostics spin-out secures £12.5 million
14M Genomics given £12.5M to develop cancer tests
8th December
Genes that cause pancreatic cancer identified by new tool
Screening system in mice spots cancerous changes invisible to sequencing
3rd December
Study set to shape medical genetics in Africa
First comprehensive characterisation of genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa published
28th November
Parasitic worm genomes: largest-ever dataset released
New resource boosts research into worms that infect millions
21st November
Brain-dwelling worm in UK man's head sequenced
Tapeworm removed from UK resident's brain reveals genetic secrets of an elusive Far East parasite
10th November
Large-scale study raises hopes for development of E. coli vaccine
Global comparison reveals surprisingly close relation between E. coli strains that cause traveller's diarrhoea
7th November
World War I soldier helps in fight against dysentery
Bacterial genome and the story of the soldier it infected pieced together in new study
5th November
African genomes yield sickle cell insights
Tanzanian-UK study explores sickle cell genetics
21st October
Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Members Meet to Advance Genomic Data Sharing
More than 250 Leaders Convene at second Plenary Focused on Progress and Near-Term Impact
20th October
Sanger Institute researcher collaborates on story of love and flu
Radio play by Sarah Woods and Paul Kellam to air on BBC Radio 4
13th October
Sanger Institute researcher becomes Suffrage Science awardee
Professor Ele Zeggini receives heirloom in recognition of her contribution to science
30th September
Malaria study raises evolutionary questions
Large-scale research shows we have adapted to resist deadly parasite
25th September
Journey from stem cell to blood cell uncovered
BLUEPRINT study catalogues events that regulate blood cell creation
Protein controlling gut's protective force field identified
Immune-system receptor encourages growth of bacterial shield during illness
16th September
Gene variant that dramatically reduces 'bad' lipids
Role of rare APOC3 variant in reducing triglyceride levels identified using UK10K data
9th September
Comparison holds key to human infection
Why humans don’t suffer from chimpanzee malaria
15th August
Samtools CRAMS in support for improved compression formats
Key upgrade to genomics software will underpin global data sharing
13th August
Why do resistant bacteria succeed?
New approach helps to understand how and why a disease emerges, even if it happened centuries ago
7th August
Finding the genetic culprits that drive antibiotic resistance
Genome-wide association study in disease-causing bacteria paves way for clinical tool
Mobile DNA elements restructure cancer genomes
Hundreds of mutations in lung and colorectal cancers caused by previously overlooked mechanism
5th August
Genomics API supports Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
Global Alliance for Genomics and Health unveils new genomics API allowing for seamless sharing of genetic data
1st August
Genome Campus will host UK NHS 100,000 genomes project
Sanger Institute and Wellcome Trust Genome Campus will host a £200 million project to sequence 100,000 NHS patients' genomes
31st July
Urban lifestyle risk factors increase in world's most rural area
Small increases in urbanicity in Uganda linked to cardiometabolic risk factors
30th July
New malaria vaccine candidates identified
Previously untested antigens found in large-scale study of patients in Kenya
21st July
New technique maps life's effects on our DNA
The impact of our living conditions on the DNA of each of our cells can now be studied
2nd July
Agreement will accelerate genetic disease research worldwide
Licence provides access to more than 9,500 knock-out EUCOMM mouse resources
29th June
Reconstructing the life history of a single cell
Cell's unique mutations used to trace history back to its origins in the embryo
25th June
Mosquitos swap insecticide-resistance genes
Genome sequences of Anopheles gambiae sister species help to investigate insecticide resistance
15th June
Exploring a parasitic tunnel-boring machine
Parasitic worm genome and biology provides a solid basis for the development of new interventions
11th June
Sanger Institute launches return-to-research fellowship
Sanger Institute Fellowship will help scientists who have taken a career gap
9th June
Pathway between gut and liver regulates bone mass
Biological process behind role of vitamin B12 in bone formation unravelled
29th May
Clonal heterogeneity is hidden in the mix
Algorithm reconstructs lineages of competing cancer cells within individual tumours
19th May
Beneath the skin
A genetic microscope on skin development
15th May
Concordat to broaden understanding of animal research
Institute signs Concordat on Openness in Animal Research
11th May
Atlas shows how genes affect our metabolism
New atlas of molecules paves the way for improved understanding of metabolic diseases
8th May
Immune cells use steroids
Type 2 T-helper cells produce a steroid to turn themselves off
7th May
Julian Parkhill and Karen Steel elected to EMBO
EMBO honours Sanger Institute researchers
Institute supports boost for science participation
Your Life campaign to inspire young people, particularly women, to pursue science
1st May
Institute researcher elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Julian Parkhill recognised for work on infectious disease
29th April
Two human genomes per hour
New technology to boost genome studies
25th April
Seeking causes of osteoarthritis
Institute awarded funding for osteoarthitis research
24th April
Origin and evolution of Bordetella pertussis
Impact of whooping cough vaccination revealed
Tsetse fly genome reveals weaknesses
International 10-year project unravels biology of disease-causing fly
21st April
A plague in your family
The independent evolution of harmful organisms from one bacterial family
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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