Small white robot with bioinformatics student
08 Mar 2018

Using robot avatars in bioinformatics training

In a first for EMBL-EBI Training, two postpartum students use robot avatars to study genomic medicine Read more

Left to right: Treasa Creavin from Connecting Science, Ewan Birney, director of EMBL-EBI, Elspeth Bruford from EMBL-EBI, Genny Kiff from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Mike Stratton, director of Wellcome Sanger Institute
07 Mar 2018

Supporters of women in science shine

Role models across the Wellcome Genome Campus recognised for promoting gender equality Read more

Capra aegagrus (wild species, left) and Capra hircus (domesticspecies, right)
06 Mar 2018

How did we domesticate sheep and goats?

Sheep and goats use different patterns of gene selection to achieve similar characteristics Read more

Artist's impression of depression and genetics. Credit: Spencer Phillips/EMBL-EBI
02 Mar 2018

The genetic risk factors for depression

Taking account of major adversity in life is important for understanding and diagnosing depression. Read more

Artist's impression of the dark genome
23 Feb 2018

Illuminating the ‘druggable genome’

New method shines a light on unexplored sections of the human genome to find promising drug targets Read more

Artist's impression of single cells map
22 Feb 2018

Revealing the devil in early cell life detail

Summary Differences between cells can have significant effects during early life and in the early stages of disease  A new technique, scNMT-seq, helps scientists detect these changes and examine their causes  Read more

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