Tag Archives: DNA analysis

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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High-performance computing at WTCHG

In April 2014, under the supervision of the Head of Research Computing, Dr Robert Esnouf, the Centre installed a new compute cluster with 3.5x more processing power and 8x more memory than the system it replaced. Recently OCF issued a press release … Continue reading

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Is personalised medicine worth it?

Georgina Ferry attended the Personalised Medicine and Resource Allocation Conference, organised by the Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM, a joint initiative of WTCHG and St Anne’s College) and the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC, part of the Nuffield Department of … 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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