2013

Gil McVean's Warwick TEDx talk

Gil McVean's Warwick TEDx talk

Updated 02/04/2013

Professor Gil McVean, who heads a research group in bioinformatics and statistical genetics at WTCHG, gave a talk on 9 March 2013 at TEDxWarwick entitled 'A thousand genomes: a thousand stories'. View his talk here, just posted online.

New synthetic foot-and-mouth disease vaccine

New synthetic foot-and-mouth disease vaccine

Updated 28/03/2013

'What we have achieved here is close to the holy grail of foot-and-mouth vaccines', says Dave Stuart, MRC Professor of Structural Biology in the WTCHG and Life Sciences Director at Diamond Light Source. 'There is no chance that the empty shell vaccine could revert to an infectious form.'

New multigene sequencing test launched on NHS

New multigene sequencing test launched on NHS

Updated 25/03/2013

The new 46-gene test is 'a significant step change in the way we do things', says Dr Jenny Taylor of WTCHG, Programme Director of the Genomics Medicine Theme of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.

Dianne Newbury podcast on SLI

Dianne Newbury podcast on SLI

Updated 25/03/2013

Dianne Newbury speaks to Kat Arney of the Naked Scientists about specific language impairment (SLI) for the monthly Naked Genetics podcast

New catalogue of genetic variation

Updated 22/03/2013

An international consortium led by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and their colleagues at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California have made a detailed analysis of a form of genetic variation called short ...

Peter Donnelly speaks on Australian radio

Peter Donnelly speaks on Australian radio

Updated 21/02/2013

WTCHG Director Peter Donnelly gave an interview to the Health Report programme on Australian public radio, describing recent results from genome-wide association studies and other research.

Chimps and humans share ancestral DNA variants

Chimps and humans share ancestral DNA variants

Updated 18/02/2013

A team including Gil McVean, Oliver Venn and Peter Donnelly of the WTCHG has identified multiple genetic variants common to humans and their closest living relative, the chimpanzee. Analysis suggests that these variants existed in a common ancestor, ...

Diamond to shine light on infections

Diamond to shine light on infections

Updated 18/02/2013

Professor Dave Stuart of the Structural Biology division at WTCHG has announced plans for high-level containment facilities at Diamond, the light source near Oxford, so that it can become a world centre for the study of bacteria and viruses. He was speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston, US.

New risk loci for coronary disease

Updated 31/01/2013

The CARDIoGRAMplusCD4 Consortium, which includes Professor Hugh Watkins, Professor Martin Farrall and Professor Mark McCarthy of WTCHG, has found 15 new risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) in the largest-ever genetic study of the impact of common variations on CAD risk.

BHF award for Barbara Casadei

BHF award for Barbara Casadei

Updated 31/01/2013

Professor Barbara Casadei of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and the WTCHG has been named a British Heart Foundation Professor, one of only 30 in the country and the only woman. The award is made to ‘individuals with outstanding ...