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Gene that contributes to female body shape may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Gene that contributes to female body shape may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Updated 11/04/2018

WHG researchers have identified a gene that in women is linked to the creation and location of new fat cells and in turn contributes to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

OUMNH Exhibition based on centre research

OUMNH Exhibition based on centre research

Updated 12/02/2018

The 'Settlers' exhibition has opened at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Based on WHG research, this interactive exhibition tells the story of Britain's ever changing population as revealed by genetics, archaeology and demography.

Oxford Sparks Animation

Oxford Sparks Animation

Updated 23/11/2017

The Oxford Genomics Centre has been working with Oxford Sparks to produce a fantastic animation, and associated resources, that explains how our cutting-edge sequencing facilities work. You can see the animation, and read more about the science, at the link.

Todd group part of  Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes

Todd group part of Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes

Updated 14/11/2017

As part of an international collaboration, the DIL group will identify infants with a significant genetic risk for type 1 diabetes to begin recruiting for POInT, a randomized controlled phase IIb trial to determine if daily administration of high-dose oral insulin in early life can prevent T1D-associated autoimmunity. 

Prof Simon Leedham wins CRUK prize

Prof Simon Leedham wins CRUK prize

Updated 07/11/2017

Centre leader Prof Simon Leedham has been one of this year's recepients of Cancer Research UK's "Future Leaders" prizes. The CRUK prizes recognise the achievements of the rising stars in cancer research, and celebrate the researchers who have shown outstanding dedication to beating cancer.

Centre Director featured in “Talking Machines” podcast

Centre Director featured in “Talking Machines” podcast

Updated 10/10/2017

Centre Director, Professor Peter Donnelly, features in the latest “Talking Machines” podcast. Peter talks in his capacity with the Royal Society’s Machine Learning Working Group about the work they are doing in relation to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

New identification of candidate disease genes

New identification of candidate disease genes

Updated 08/09/2017

A new study from the JDRF/Wellcome Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory has identified several novel disease associated candidate genes, which are differentially expressed during T cell activation, using a genome-wide approach to identify contacts between promoters and regulatory sequences containing disease-associated SNPs.

New avenue in microbial defence in newborn children

New avenue in microbial defence in newborn children

Updated 18/08/2017

Although naive human T cells underpin the adaptive arm of the immune system, Marcin Pekalski and colleagues have discovered that these cells express innate complement receptors, opening a new avenue in microbial defence in newborn children.

Breaking boundaries in our DNA

Breaking boundaries in our DNA

Updated 25/07/2017

A study co-led by Dr Ben Davies using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tools to explore the function of non-coding DNA and its contribution to defining cell identity has been published today in Nature Cell Biology.

From bug to drug: tick saliva could be key to treating heart disease

From bug to drug: tick saliva could be key to treating heart disease

Updated 29/06/2017

Proteins found in tick saliva could be used to treat a potentially fatal form of heart disease, according to new research by the Bhattacharya group