Category Archives: New research

Teaming up human genetics with state-of-the art technologies to beat diabetes

The theme for this year’s World Health Day is ‘Beat Diabetes’, so two researchers in the Anna Gloyn group, Katia Mattis and Fernando Abaitua – jointly based at the Wellcome Trust Centre For Human Genetics and the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and … Continue reading

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Keeping pace with changing parasite genetics

Malaria parasites adapt at a frightening rate. To mark World Malaria Day on 25 April 2015, Roberto Amato describes a new global collaboration that has compiled the largest collection of open access P. falciparum genomes and is using this resource … Continue reading

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A genetic adventure with Robinson Crusoe

In January Dianne Newbury visited Robinson Crusoe Island in Chile, whose inhabitants have been the subject of her research on Specific Language Impairment. Here are some extracts from her diary of the trip. A week to go In 2013 I … Continue reading

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Making sense of sex

A study in Nature Genetics provides the first experimental evidence that recombining genes stops harmful mutations from piling up in humans. On the Oxford Science Blog, first author Dr Julie Hussin of the Donnelly group tells Charvy Narain how sexual reproduction produces new … Continue reading

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Wondrous diversity

 Alistair Miles of the Kwiatkowski group writes about a new study of genetic variation in malarial mosquitoes. Alistair is jointly affiliated with the WTCHG and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. He is the informatics lead for the Ag1000G project, a … Continue reading

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The making of Europe

George Busby went to hear Harvard professor David Reich speak about his latest research on European ancestry in Oxford on 9 February 2015 Archaeologists who have dated the earliest stone tools, pots, and agricultural implements found in Europe tell us … Continue reading

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Coding diabetes

Anna Gloyn and Cecilia Lindgren participate in international consortia dedicated to finding genetic associations with diabetes, obesity and other metabolic conditions. Their latest study took a slightly different tack. In 2003 the international Human Genome Project finally completed the sequence … Continue reading

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