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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 ...

Whole-genome sequencing comes to the clinic

Whole-genome sequencing comes to the clinic

Updated 18/05/2015

More than 10 years after the completion of the Human Genome Project, doctors are a step closer to using whole-genome sequencing to diagnose and treat patients with genetic diseases. This follows a study by researchers from the University of Oxford ...

FMedSci for Simon Hay

FMedSci for Simon Hay

Updated 13/05/2015

Professor Simon Hay, who recently brought many of his Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group from the Department of Zoology to WTCHG, is one of 40 biomedical scientists elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences this week. Academy Fellows ...

From personal genome to personal transcriptome

From personal genome to personal transcriptome

Updated 08/05/2015

Genome analysis reveals how the DNA sequences that make up individual genes differ between individuals, which may contribute to differences in disease risk. However, it remains extremely challenging to accurately predict how any particular DNA ...

Tracing multiple paths through the human genome

Tracing multiple paths through the human genome

Updated 01/05/2015

For the first time, scientists at WTCHG have produced a method of analysing human genomes that takes into account variability between individuals rather than mapping high-throughput sequencing (HTS) data to a single reference genome. They have ...

Major depression leaves a metabolic mark

Major depression leaves a metabolic mark

Updated 23/04/2015

Major depression comes with an unexpected metabolic signature, according to new evidence reported by Na Cai and Jonathan Flint of WTCHG, together with an international team of colleagues. Their findings in humans and mice offer new insight into the ...

Prize for work on colorectal cancer

Prize for work on colorectal cancer

Updated 21/04/2015

Simon Leedham, CRUK Clinician Scientist Fellow at WTCHG and the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, has been named as the recipient of the Sir Francis Avery-Jones BSG Research Award for 2015. The award is made annually by the British Society of ...

Crucial role for repair protein in cancer therapy

Crucial role for repair protein in cancer therapy

Updated 21/04/2015

A study by the Netherlands Cancer Institute, in collaboration with international researchers including Ross Chapman of WTCHG, has discovered why some tumours develop resistance to an important class of anti-cancer drugs. In the normal course of the ...