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Using Maps to Find Managers

Using Maps to Find Managers

Revolutionary new methods to find mutations in disease

Through the Human Genome Project, the HapMap Project and other efforts, we are beginning to identify genes that are modified in some diseases. What are more difficult to measure and identify are the regulatory regions in DNA - the 'managers' of genes - that control gene activity and might be important in causing disease.

International Consortium Completes Map Of Human Genetic Variation

International Consortium Completes Map Of Human Genetic Variation

Major Role for Wellcome Trust Researchers in the Quest to Identify Genes Involved in Common Diseases

The International HapMap Consortium today published a comprehensive catalogue of human genetic variation, a landmark achievement that is already accelerating the search for genes involved in common diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has major role in EU initiative to understand the genetic make-up of human diseases

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has major role in EU initiative to understand the genetic make-up of human diseases

EU commits €13M to study genetic make-up of complex diseases

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leader in DNA sequencing and is applying the same determination and skills to gene analysis. That effort is recognized today in the announcement that the Institute is a major partner in a new European Commission consortium - EUCOMM.

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

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