Press releases from EMBL-EBI

Manual entitled PDX standards with albino mouse on cover

31 Oct 2017

FAIR mouse cancer models

Minimal information standard makes Patient-Derived Xenograft models easy to find, access, integrate and reuse

Open Access illustration by Spencer Phillips, EMBL-EBI

27 Oct 2017

Open access: transforming science

EMBL’s open access policy aims to make EMBL research widely and freely accessible. Its research ourputs are available for both reading and reuse, providing opportunities to enrich the scientific literature and transform the life and health sciences.

Mouse and soundwave

12 Oct 2017

Novel hearing loss genes identified

Scientists link 52 genes to hearing loss in mice for first time; could lead to insights into deafness in humans

Image of whipworm. Credits: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

28 Sep 2017

UK pupils and scientists explore parasite problem


  • Challenge: The human whipworm infects approximately 500 million people globally, mainly children, but there is no vaccine against it.
  • Solution: Understanding the whipworm genome will help scientists develop vaccines and treatments effectively.
  • Event: UK school students will work alongside scientists on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge to produce the first fully annotated genome sequence for the human whipworm.