News Archive - 2012

News Archive - 2012

What are your views on what happens to your genomic information?

What are your views on what happens to your genomic information?

Survey aims to be the largest to capture public attitudes to sharing genomic results

An ethics team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute today launches an online survey to capture the views of as many people as possible: they hope it will be the largest collection of opinions gathered to date.

Genetic screens bring new hope for tackling sleeping sickness

Genetic screens bring new hope for tackling sleeping sickness

Researchers discover how human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) drugs target the parasite which causes the disease

Research led by scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has exploited a revolutionary genetic technique to discover how human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) drugs target the parasite which causes the disease. The new knowledge could help lead to the development of better treatments for the tens of thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa who are affected each year.

New light on human evolution

New light on human evolution

New study provides insights into an ancient mechanism of mammalian evolution

Hinxton, 12 January 2012 - A team of geneticists and computational biologists in the UK today reveal how an ancient mechanism is involved in gene control and continues to drive genome evolution. The new study is published in the journal Cell.

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