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Janet Thornton giving a lecture
17 Feb 2021

Allyship and support: an interview with Janet Thornton

Professor Dame Janet Thornton discusses work–life balance, the support she has received during her career, and how organisations can help staff during the COVID-19 pandemic Read more

Phage invading gut bacteria.
16 Feb 2021

The thousands of viruses living in your gut

https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(21)00072-6Scientists identify more than 140 000 virus species in the human gut, of which more than half have never been seen before Read more

Illustration of open padlock on chain to symbolise open SARS-CoV-2 data
04 Feb 2021

Show your support for open COVID-19 data

Open letter galvanises life science community in support of open COVID-19 data to speed up research Read more

B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the UK
01 Feb 2021

Insights into the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus lineage

A new lineage of coronavirus was first identified in the UK, but why is it spreading much more rapidly within the population?    Read more

GIFTS: Ensembl and UniProt data combine to make GIFTS
27 Jan 2021

GIFTS: genomic and protein data in a single search

GIFTS is a new curation tool that allows users to match and map genomic and protein data Read more

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