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How we're using the discovery process to understand opportunities for public engagement in areas as diverse as mental health research and online health information.

It's a year since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo began. If we want to prevent future outbreaks lasting a year, the world needs to address research gaps.

We’re changing how we award Biomedical Vacation Scholarships, so that more students from underrepresented groups can gain scientific research experience. 

The text of our letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling on him to set out his vision for UK science as soon as possible.

Coloured scanning electron micrograph of a human embryo at the eight-cell stage

Opinion | 25 July 2019

Initiative brings biologists together to crack the secrets of human development by Andrew Chisholm and Sheny Chen

The Human Developmental Biology Initiative is a £10 million project to provide insights into how humans develop – from one cell to billions of cells making up our tissues and organs.

We’ve launched two new calls to fund international exchange programmes and research development activities for humanities and social science researchers around the world.

We are supporting researchers to work with experts outside health to prevent the rise of non-communicable diseases.

plane with contrails

Opinion | 5 July 2019

Climate change: can we avoid flying? by Howie Frumkin

If you're serious about tackling climate change, what can you do about how flying features in your carbon footprint?

The Wellcome Photography Prize 2019 overall winner is Erin Lefevre for her picture of her young brother, who lives with autism.

We're launching a new five-year programme on data for science and health to make sure everyone can benefit from health data innovation.

We’ve updated our bullying and harassment policy to set out how we expect the organisations we fund to handle cases of misconduct.

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