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Handheld DNA reader revolution

Handheld DNA reader revolution

Updated 20/10/2015

New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’

Genes that protect African children from developing malaria identified

Genes that protect African children from developing malaria identified

Updated 01/10/2015

A study, published this week in Nature, has identified a new locus of resistance to severe malaria. Variations in DNA in this region of the human genome can help protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a ...

Endometriosis: the hidden suffering of millions of women.

Endometriosis: the hidden suffering of millions of women.

Updated 28/09/2015
Professor Krina Zondervan's research helps to highlight the often undiagnosed disease that leads to suffering for millions of women.
Genetic history maps centuries of European migration

Genetic history maps centuries of European migration

Updated 22/09/2015
Studying 500,000 genetic markers in 2000 samples, the international team including the Department of Zoology and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics looked at how genes had been exchanged between 1000BCE.......
High-fat diet made Inuits healthier but shorter thanks to gene mutations, study finds

High-fat diet made Inuits healthier but shorter thanks to gene mutations, study finds

Updated 22/09/2015
For evolutionary biologists, the best experiments are those already going on in nature. The different conditions in which humans have lived for tens of thousands of years have made us adapt and change.....
Centre scientists distinguished

Centre scientists distinguished

Updated 13/08/2015

We are delighted to announce that the following have been honoured with Recognition of Distinction awards from the University of Oxford, which carry the title of Professor: Krina Zondervan has been appointed Professor of Reproductive and Genomic ...

First genetic links to clinical depression

First genetic links to clinical depression

Updated 16/07/2015

For the first time, researchers have identified specific genetic clues that might underlie susceptibility to clinical depression. The findings are the result of an international collaboration led by Jonathan Flint of WTCHG and Kenneth Kendler of ...

21st birthday party at WTCHG

21st birthday party at WTCHG

Updated 29/06/2015

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics was founded in 1994, one of the first of a cluster of new biomedical research laboratories to be established on the Churchill Hospital site in Headington. Launching a series of events and activities to ...

Award for bowel cancer research

Award for bowel cancer research

Updated 22/06/2015

Professor Simon Leedham has received a £115,000 research award from the patient and support charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Leedham's work on a new way of classifying bowel cancer related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBD) was one of six innovative ...

Claire Bryer faces schoolkids' challenge

Claire Bryer faces schoolkids' challenge

Updated 15/06/2015

Claire Bryer, research assistant in High-Throughput Genetics at WTCHG, has put herself in the hotseat for the next two weeks answering questions on any aspect of science from school students on the website 'I'm a Scientist - Get Me Out of Here'. So ...