Over 80 regions of the genome that can increase an individual's risk of breast, prostate and ovarian cancers have been found in the largest ever study of its kind. 28/03/13
The papers of the pioneers of modern genetics have been collected together for the first time and made freely available in a £3.9m digitisation project from the Wellcome Library. 04/03/13
Researchers in Oxford have discovered two new genetic causes of craniosynostosis - a rare bone condition that can inhibit brain growth in children. 28/01/13
A study published today in the journal 'Science' reveals a potential way for parents' life experiences to be passed to their offspring's genes. 25/01/13
Rare mutations in a gene called PPM1D are linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. 17/12/12
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Features and backgrounds
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?