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Can brain damage spark creativity? What is the role of memory in art? Is it right to categorise people by their conditions? Which aspects of an artist’s skill are affected by dementia, and which ones are preserved? These are just some of the questions that a new exhibition, opening tomorrow in Oxford, investigates.

Oxfam has announced it has donated the organisation's archive to the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries. A Wellcome Trust grant will fund the cataloging of the archive.

Preliminary applications are now being accepted for the Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, which supports the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers.

A major new centre to boost the development of drugs to tackle the foremost diseases of low-income countries is to be created at the University of Dundee.

Channel 4 science documentary brings together a team of roboticists to create a complete 'bionic man' for the first time.

Wellcome Trust's five Centres for Global Health Research announced, with more than £3 million committed to these Centres over five years.

The most advanced tuberculosis vaccine candidate, MVA85A, does not provide protection in preventing TB disease in infants previously vaccinated with BCG, according to the results of a phase IIb clinical trial published today in the 'Lancet'.

The Wellcome Trust is pleased to offer a portfolio of opportunities for talented clinicians who wish to undertake postdoctoral training in the best research environments in the UK and overseas. We are now inviting applications for the following two schemes:

Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships champion and develop upcoming stars in public engagement with science. Now launched for its third year, the scheme supports science communicators with a strong record of delivering high-quality public engagement and aims to propel them to become leaders in their field.

Researchers in Oxford have discovered two new genetic causes of craniosynostosis – a rare bone condition that can inhibit brain growth in children.

A study published today in the journal 'Science' reveals a potential way for parents' life experiences to be passed to their offspring's genes.

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News | 24 January 2013

New method for DNA storage announced

A new method of DNA storage has been created at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) based in the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton. The method, published in the journal 'Nature', makes it possible to store 100 million hours of high-definition video, or the equivalent, in a cup of DNA.