2014

An interactive map of human genetic history

An interactive map of human genetic history

Updated 10/02/2014

A global map detailing the genetic histories of 95 different populations across the world, showing likely genetic impacts of European colonialism, the Arab slave trade, the Mongol Empire and European traders mixing with people in China via the Silk ...

New genetic links to type 2 diabetes

New genetic links to type 2 diabetes

Updated 10/02/2014

Seven new genetic regions associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified in the largest study to date of the genetic basis of the disease. DNA data were brought together from more than 48,000 patients and 139,000 healthy controls from four ...

Virus structure pockets potential new drug treatment

Virus structure pockets potential new drug treatment

Updated 10/02/2014

A new virus inhibitor could be basis of a drugs to treat hand, foot and mouth disease, and point the way towards treatments for other viruses including polio and the common cold. The discovery illustrates the power of an approach based on ...

Engaging scientist wins award

Engaging scientist wins award

Updated 05/02/2014

Katherine Plant, a post-doc in Julian Knight's group at the WTCHG, has been awarded the inaugural Head of Department Prize for Public Engagement. She received her award from Peter Ratcliffe, Nuffield Professor of Medicine, at a small ceremony held on Thursday 30 January at the NDM’s outreach Lunchtime Taster Session.

Mice cast light on missing heritability

Mice cast light on missing heritability

Updated 20/01/2014

In recent years, genome-wide association studies have uncovered many new associations between genetic variants and disease. However, in most cases the amount of variability explained by genetics – the heritability – is less than studies of ...