Rare mutations in a gene called PPM1D are linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. 17/12/12
A study has revealed new insights into how red blood cells are made and how the body regulates the haemoglobin they carry. 06/12/12
Researchers have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight. 03/12/12
Researchers have identified the key genes involved in the evolution of intelligence and complex behaviours. 03/12/12
A project that has sequenced 1092 human genomes will help researchers interpret genetic changes in people with disease. 01/11/12
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To mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Henry Wellcome and the founding of the Wellcome Trust, we are publishing a series of 14 features on people who have been significant in the Trust's history. In our second piece, Mark Henderson (Science Editor of 'The Times') looks at Sir John Sulston, a Nobel Prize winner and the first Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
A pathologist drawn into molecular biology in the mid-1980s and now Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Professor Mike Stratton tells Chrissie Giles how he'll never stop being fascinated by cells.
What does Britishness mean to a scientist? How does a person from Kent differ from one from the Hebrides? People of the British Isles is a project cataloguing the genetic basis of the entire UK.
It's been a decade since the draft human genome sequence was announced. What impact has it had on genetics, genomics and science in general?