2013

Peter Donnelly speaks to BBC's Science in Action

Updated 14/01/2013

Peter Donnelly talks to the BBC World Service's Science in Action programme about a recent study on leishmaniasis.

Genetic flaw opens door to deadly parasite

Updated 18/01/2013

A new study finds that common variants in a region of the human genome that is critical to defence against infection leave people vulnerable to the most severe form of leishmaniasis, a potentially fatal parasitic disease. The Wellcome Trust Case ...

Two new mutations associated with risk of bowel cancer

Updated 18/01/2013

Whole genome sequencing has brought to light two previously unknown genetic mutations strongly associated with colorectal cancer, in a study led by Professor Ian Tomlinson of the WTCHG. The discoveries offer families with a predisposition to the ...