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Recent News

Recessive genes explain only small fraction of undiagnosed developmental disorders

Study will guide research and help estimate risk for future pregnancies

Largest parasitic worm genetic study hatches novel treatment possibilities

Study helps understand how parasitic worms cause disease and uncovers potential new de-worming drugs

Genetic code of 66,000 UK species to be sequenced

The Darwin Tree of Life Project, led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute, plans to read the genomes all known species of animals, birds, fish and plants in the UK