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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.

Researchers have made a synthetic copy of the Schmallenberg virus in the laboratory so that they can study how it infects cells and understand how to reduce disease. It is hoped the work will help in the quest for a vaccine for the virus, which causes birth defects in livestock.

A poem written by a 12-year-old boy, which gives an insight into his feelings about struggling with dyslexia, has provided the inspiration for a new sonic artwork supported by a Wellcome Trust Small Arts Award.

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News | 7 January 2013

ThInk: A new blog about the brain

The Wellcome Trust today launches ThInk, a new blog dedicated to exploring the human brain and the science, art and innovation that spring from it.

Mark Hahnel, product manager at Figshare, introduces a free service aiming to push forward open access.

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