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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

Meta-analysis identifies five novel loci associated with endometriosis

Meta-analysis identifies five novel loci associated with endometriosis

Updated 24/05/2017

Centre PI Prof Krina Zondervan has been published today in Nature Communications as part of a group investigating new genetic sites associated with endometriosis. 

Red blood cell variation linked to natural malaria resistance

Red blood cell variation linked to natural malaria resistance

Updated 19/05/2017

Protection from the most severe form of malaria is linked with natural variation in human red blood cell genes. Led by Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have identified a genetic rearrangement of red blood cell glycophorin receptors that confers a 40% reduced risk from severe malaria.

Antibody genes influence forgotten heart disease

Antibody genes influence forgotten heart disease

Updated 12/05/2017

New research finds genetic differences in antibody genes alter susceptibility to rheumatic heart disease, a forgotten inflammatory heart condition – known as ‘RHD’ – that is rife in developing countries. Rheumatic heart disease is triggered by ...

Yvonne Jones and Hugh Watkins elected Fellows of the Royal Society

Yvonne Jones and Hugh Watkins elected Fellows of the Royal Society

Updated 05/05/2017

Congratulations to Prof Yvonne Jones and Prof Hugh Watkins, elected FRS 2017. Professor Jones' research focuses on the structural biology of cell surface recognition and signalling complexes. Professor Watkins is interested in using molecular genetic analysis of cardiovascular disease as a tool to define disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets.

Centre Director Chairs Royal Society Report on AI

Centre Director Chairs Royal Society Report on AI

Updated 25/04/2017

The many potential social and economic benefits from advances in AI-based technologies depend entirely on the environment in which these technologies evolve, says the Royal Society. According to a new report from the UK’s science academy, urgent ...