Press releases in 2009

23rd December
Broken genomes behind breast cancers
Genome rearrangements in 24 breast cancers
22nd December
Sanger Institute first for impact
Sanger Institute tops global rankings in science publishing
16th December
Lung Cancer and melanoma laid bare
First comprehensive analysis of two cancer genomes
One mutation every day
Ravages in a lung cancer genome
Signatures of sunlight
Malignant melanoma genome contains 33,000 mutations
7th December
Scientists reveal malaria parasites' tactics for outwitting our immune systems
Notes to Editors
6th December
Genetic studies reveal new causes of severe obesity in childhood
Notes to Editors
2nd December
Ten years of 22
First sequence of a human chromosome reaches ten years old
30th November
Biology of emergent Salmonella exposed
Deadly bug targets vulnerable children and adults in Africa
3rd November
Senior Sanger Institute researcher honoured
Professor Leena Peltonen receives honorary title of Academician of Science
2nd November
First draft of the pig genome
New tool for agriculture, medicine, conservation and evolution.
21st October
Sanger Institute duo among 66 honoured
Two Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute researchers elected to EMBO membership
16th October
TraDIS technique tackles typhoid
First high-throughput functional analysis of every Salmonella Typhi gene
11th October
Blood counts are clues to human disease
Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies 22 regions associated with blood cell traits
8th October
Standards for a new genomic age
Joint Announcement sets Six Genome Sequence Standards
7th October
Jumping genes, gene loss and genome dark matter
New map of copy number variation in the human genome is a resource for human genetics
25th September
Candida can do less
Genome sequence shows Candida dubliniensis has lost genes found in Candida albicans
11th September
Sparking debate on data and resource sharing
Two new opinion statements on how best to maximize research benefits
1st September
Senior Sanger Institute Investigator awarded Carter medal
Professor Leena Peltonen is recognised for outstanding contribution to clinical genetics
27th August
We are all mutants
Measurement of mutation rate in humans by direct sequencing
30th July
Genetic variations produce different effects, depending on the tissue
A team of researchers has demonstrated how DNA variation that controls and regulates the gene activity acts predominantly in a tissue-specific manner.
21st July
Cdiff spores spread superbug
Researchers expose the biology of C. difficile transmission in mice
15th July
Complete fluke? Genome sequencers crack parasite genome
Schistosome parasite genome reveals drug-sensitive candidates
10th July
Prestigious award for Sanger Institute researcher
Elizabeth Murchison awarded a 2009 L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Fellowship
8th July
Visit by His Royal Highness The Duke of York
Genome Campus visit highlights outstanding research and resources
14th June
Knockout results for mouse genetics
New embryonic stem cells developed from prime mouse strain
4th June
Scientists identify gene for deadly inherited lung disease
Gene mutations cause infant deaths soon after birth
31st May
First testicular cancer risk genes found
Three DNA variants can increase risk fourfold
24th May
Genetic study of malaria
Malaria study points the way forward for genetic studies of disease in Africa
21st May
Chlamydia that avoids diagnosis
DNA deletion makes Swedish Chlamydia 'invisible'
20th May
UnMASCing diseases of the brain
Researchers uncover proteins underlying devastating brain diseases
15th May
Karen Steel elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Karen Steel, Principal Investigator at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, elected to the Royal Society
13th May
Prestigious awards in microbiology
Senior Sanger Institute researchers, Professor Gordon Dougan and Professor Julian Parkhill awarded scientific Fellowships
1st May
Switches, circuits, brain and disease
Researchers uncover molecular circuits that control behaviour and diseases
19th April
The genetic X-factor
Nine new X chromosome genes associated with learning disabilities
16th April
DECIPHERing human disease
Database provides a key to unlock the causes of illnesses
12th April
New insights into hearing loss
Human and mouse share hearing deficit caused by mutation in microRNA
8th April
Adding factors
Stem cells from more efficient reprogramming
3rd April
The lowdown on height genes
New study begins to uncover the skeletal basis of variation in height
29th March
Getting down to basics
Cancer mutations in the heart of gene regulation?
27th March
UK scientific breakthrough to help animals worldwide
Getting a grip on the Strangles pathogen - leading UK scientific institutes publish new genome sequences
19th March
Genome-wide association scan reveals the landscape of inherited variability in response to warfarin dose
Notes to Editors
18th March
G2C Online launches
Website to explain brain science to students, patients, general public
23rd February
Could Genetics Improve Warfarin Dosing?
New Research Says Yes: Now for the Clinical Trial
11th February
Simple yeast leads to understanding ourselves
Study of evolution in Saccharomyces drives the 1000 Genomes Project
9th February
The genetics of heart disease
Two studies uncover novel genome regions associated with heart attack
5th February
The nonsense in our genes
One in 200 genes superfluous?
18th January
The worst luck in the world?
The heart disease mutation carried by 60 million

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