2012

Genomics revolution: UK could miss out, scientists warn

Genomics revolution: UK could miss out, scientists warn

Updated 01/12/2012

The UK has a huge opportunity to lead the world in disease discovery, treatments and cures. But support from the NHS and better data collection is needed if Britain is not to lose out in the coming genomics revolution.  Leading scientists include ...

'1000 genomes barrier' broken

Updated 01/11/2012

The first study to break the '1000 genomes barrier' will enable scientists to begin to examine genetic variations at the scale of the populations of individual countries, as well as guiding them in their search for the rare genetic variations ...

Launch of Oxford Genomics Centre website

Updated 09/10/2012

The Autumn Oxford Genomics Forum on 27 September marked the launch of a new website for the Oxford Genomics Centre, http://www.well.ox.ac.uk/ogc, representing a new joint corporate identity for two of the Centre’s successful core groups, ...

WTCHG ISAB site visit 2012

Updated 02/10/2012

This week the members of the WTCHG International Scientific Advisory Board are on site for their 2012 review of the centre. Chaired by Professor Nick Hastie of the MRC's Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine, the board assesses the centres ...

WTCHG Scientists at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012

WTCHG Scientists at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012

Updated 03/07/2012

A genetic map of the British people has been produced by Oxford University researchers. It forms the centrepiece of their display at the Royal Society's free Summer Science Exhibition, which opens today. The remarkable thing about the map is how ...

Structure of an enzyme that regulates the degradation of genetic signals exiting the nucleus determined

Structure of an enzyme that regulates the degradation of genetic signals exiting the nucleus determined

Updated 02/07/2012

Researchers at the Division of Structural Biology within the Wellcome Trust Centre have determined the structure of an enzyme that regulates the degradation of genetic signals exiting the nucleus. Related enzymes in humans are strongly implicated in ...

Blood test to track emergence of drug resistance in malaria parasites

Blood test to track emergence of drug resistance in malaria parasites

Updated 14/06/2012

Researchers have developed a new method for analysing the DNA of malaria parasites straight from patient blood samples. The technique will help identify hotspots of malaria parasite evolution and track the rise of malarial drug resistance faster and ...

‘Jack Spratt’ Diabetes Gene Identified

Updated 01/06/2012

Type 2 diabetes is popularly associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. However, just as there are obese people without type 2 diabetes, there are lean people with the disease. It has long been hypothesised that type 2 diabetes in lean ...

Professor Gil McVean awarded the Weldon Memorial Prize 2012

Professor Gil McVean awarded the Weldon Memorial Prize 2012

Updated 23/04/2012

The Weldon Memorial Prize for 2012 has been awarded to Professor Gil McVean, Professor of Statistical Genetics, Department of Statistics and Head of Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University ...

Oxford researchers discover novel mechanism that links heart muscle and blood vessel formation

Updated 16/04/2012

A new pathway that allows cardiac heart muscle to grow with a supporting blood supply has been identified by Oxford Researchers in a study published online in the European Heart Journal.  This may allow novel treatments for the both the failing ...