News Archive

From our involvement in the Human Genome Project, to our efforts to understand the genetic basis of disease, we have been involved in some of the most important discoveries of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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A plague in your family

A plague in your family21.04.14: The independent evolution of harmful organisms from one bacterial family

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Sperm meets egg: protein essential for fertilisation discovered

Sperm meets egg: protein essential for fertilisation discovered16.04.14: First vital step in fertilisation between sperm and egg discovered

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Virus-fighting genes linked to mutations in cancer

Virus-fighting genes linked to mutations in cancer13.04.14: Genetic evidence supports role of gene family in cancer development

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Congenital heart disease gene found

Congenital heart disease gene found08.04.14: Severe forms of congenital heart disease caused by variants of the NR2F2 gene

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The Sanger Institute honoured with Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The Sanger Institute honoured with Athena SWAN Bronze Award01.04.14: Research institute among first in the UK to be recognised for commitment to advancing women's careers in science

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Genetic mutations warn of skin cancer risk

Genetic mutations warn of skin cancer risk30.03.14: New high-risk cancer causing mutation identified for melanoma development

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