The global burden of the hereditary blood disorder sickle cell anaemia is increasing: it has been estimated that almost half a million babies will be born with the condition in 2050, according to a mathematical modelling study.
Researchers have switched off more than 900 genes in mice, one at a time, to create a new resource that will reveal which genes are important for a wide range of biological functions such as fertility and hearing.
The International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health (INDEPTH) has launched two new data archives that will continue to build and strengthen capacity for research data management and sharing, giving global public health researchers greater access to health and science research in low- and middle-income countries.
Wellcome Collection is getting off on the wrong foot with an all-building spectacular celebrating human failures, fallacies and faults. 'Wrong!' brings together scientists, magicians, film-makers and performers for an evening of errors.
Professor John O'Keefe has been appointed as Inaugural Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, it was announced today at a topping-out ceremony for the new building.
In the largest study of migraines to date, researchers have identified a further five genetic regions that are linked to the onset of migraine. The findings open new doors to understanding the biological triggers that underlie migraine attacks.
An international study involving scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has characterised the recent outbreak of the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus using a combination of advanced genetic sequencing techniques and clinical monitoring tools.
The winners of the inaugural ENTHUSE Celebration Awards announced at a ceremony at the Wellcome Trust. Seven teachers, who have made a significant impact on science teaching in their schools, were recognised for their excellence.
Three of the Wellcome Trust's most eminent scientists have been awarded major honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours list: Professor Mike Stratton, Professor Anne Johnson and Professor Stephen O'Rahilly.
Researchers have identified a set of genes that regulate the ability of melanoma cells, a type of cancer cell, to change rapidly between two shapes to escape from the skin and spread around the body.