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Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Extension Opened

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Extension Opened

Visit by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal

Major new cutting-edge science facilities have been opened today at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in a ceremony conducted by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal. Princess Anne toured the new laboratory and IT accommodation housing the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's latest programmes of research activities.

Researchers set to find 'genetic signposts' for eight diseases

Researchers set to find 'genetic signposts' for eight diseases

The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (WTCCC)

The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (WTCCC) is a collaboration of 24 leading human geneticists, who will analyse thousands of DNA samples from patients suffering with different diseases to identify common genetic variations for each condition. It is hoped that by identifying these genetic signposts, researchers will be able to understand which people are most at risk, and also produce more effective treatments.

Triple Disease Sequencing

Triple Disease Sequencing

Code to killers of 150,000

The genomes of parasites that cause three major diseases in the developing world - sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease and leishmaniasis - have been decoded by international teams of scientists, it was revealed today.

Cattle Parasite Code Cracked

Cattle Parasite Code Cracked

Theileria genome is another step towards reducing disease burden in Africa

On, Friday 1 July 2005, in Science, two teams publish the genomes of parasites that threaten more than 250 million cattle, leading to major economic burdens in Africa, across the Mediterranean region, through the Middle East into India and China. Theileria annulata , which causes tropical theileriosis, is described by a team of scientists, led by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

The Constitution of a New Model Army

The Constitution of a New Model Army

Genome basis of working together for a common good

Today, Thursday 5 May 2005, the biological constitution of a remarkable organism that votes with its feet is published in Nature by a team of scientists from the UK, USA, Germany, Japan and France.

The cryptic past of Madagascar

The cryptic past of Madagascar

Human inhabitants of Madagascar are genetically unique

Half of the genetic lineages of human inhabitants of Madagascar come from 4500 miles away in Borneo, while the other half derive from East Africa, according to a study published in May by a UK team

New insights into Chlamydial Infection

New insights into Chlamydial Infection

Genome decoded of sheep pathogen

Today, the hiding places for that killer - a bacterium called Chlamydophila abortus - are fewer because of the genome sequence produced in a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Moredun Research Institute and the Scottish Crop Research Institute.

Deletion, Duplication and Detail

Deletion, Duplication and Detail

Uncovering Variation in the Human Genomes

In a major new development, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics on Monday April 4, 2005, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and colleagues describe a new method called 'Exon Array CGH' (comparative genome hybridization) to detect loss or gain of DNA regions across the genome using a DNA 'chip' or array method.

What Sex did to the X - and Why

What Sex did to the X - and Why

A chromosome account of evolution and revolution

On Thursday 17 March 2005, an international team led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK publishes in Nature the most complete analysis of this remarkable chromosome. The landmark study shows how we got an X chromosome and how it has been preserved (while the Y chromosome has degenerated). It also identifies new genes involved in disease and provides a gold-standard platform for studies to understand, to diagnose and, it is hoped, to treat a huge range of human disease.

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