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miscarriages or preeclampsia

Human Cell Atlas Study Reveals How the Maternal Immune System Is...

The first Human Cell Atlas study of early pregnancy in humans has shown how the function of the maternal immune system is affected by...
developmental disorders

Recessive Genes Explain Only Small Fraction of Undiagnosed Developmental Disorders

The Deciphering Developmental Disorders study has discovered that only a small fraction of rare, undiagnosed developmental disorders in the British Isles are caused by...
parasitic worms

Largest Parasitic Worm Genetic Study Hatches Novel Treatment Possibilities

The largest genomic study of parasitic worms to date has identified hundreds of thousands of new genes and predicted many new potential drug targets...
genetic code

Genetic Code of 66,000 UK Species to Be Sequenced

The genetic codes of 66,000 species in the UK are planned to be sequenced by the Wellcome Sanger Institute and its collaborators as part...
gene activity

Study Reveals How Gene Activity Shapes Immunity Across Species

By sequencing genes from over a quarter of a million cells across six mammalian species, researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics...
gene activity

Study Reveals How Gene Activity Shapes Immunity Across Species

By sequencing genes from over a quarter of a million cells across six mammalian species, researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics...
Mutant Cells

Mutant Cells Colonise Our Tissues over Our Lifetime

By the time we reach middle age, more than half of the oesophagus in healthy people has been taken over by cells carrying mutations...
Developmental Disorders

Milestone Reached in Major Developmental Disorders Project

The Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) project aims to provide diagnoses for the families of around 13,600 children with severe undiagnosed developmental disorders. Launched eight years...
chronic blood cancers

Genetics Allows Personalised Disease Predictions for Chronic Blood Cancers

Scientists have developed a successful method to make truly personalised predictions of future disease outcomes for patients with certain types of chronic blood cancers....
basal cell skin cancervideo

Skin Is a Battlefield for Mutations

Normal skin contains a patchwork of mutated cells, yet very few go on to eventually form cancer and scientists have now uncovered the reason...
bone cancers

Children’s Bone Cancers Could Remain Hidden for Years Before Diagnosis

Scientists have discovered that some childhood bone cancers start growing years before they are currently diagnosed. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Hospital...
kidney cancer

Kidney Cancer’s Developmental Source Revealed

In the first experiment of its kind, scientists have revealed the precise identity of cancer cells of the most common childhood and adult kidney...
leukaemia

Roots of Leukaemia Reveal Possibility of Predicting People at Risk

Scientists have discovered that it is possible to identify people at high risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) years before diagnosis. The researchers...
Cholera

Cholera Spread Tracked at Household Level

For the first time, the transmission of cholera has been tracked at the household level across Dhaka, Bangladesh, a city with a ‘hyper-endemic’ level...
soft tissue tumours

Genomics Offers New Treatment Options for Infants with Range of Soft...

The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Wuerzburg...
osteoblastoma

Genetic Discovery Will Help Clinicians Identify Aggressive Versus Benign Bone Tumours

The first genetic marker for the bone tumour, osteoblastoma, has been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Whole-genome and...
Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea Surveillance Study Maps Antibiotic Resistance Across Europe

The first European-wide genomic survey of gonorrhoea has mapped antibiotic resistance in this sexually transmitted disease throughout the continent. Researchers at The Centre for Genomic...
Leukaemia

Leukaemia: Protective Role of Y Chromosone Gene Discovered

Scientists have discovered the first leukaemia protective gene that is specific to the male-only Y chromosome. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the...
malaria

Deadliest Human Malaria Parasite Reveals the Genomic Chinks in Its Armour

For the first time, scientists have revealed the essential genes for the most deadly human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute...
genetic fingerprints

Single Cell Technology and Organoids Reveal Every Bowel Tumour and Bowel...

New research on bowel cancer has shown that every tumour is different, and that every cell within the tumour is also genetically unique. In...