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EMBL boosts national and international sharing of genomic data

A national consortium including EMBL and the DKFZ is set to launch the German Human Genome–Phenome Archive, creating an invaluable bridge between fundamental biomedical research and applied healthcare.…

By Jodie Haigh

Lab Matters

Beekeeper checking one of the hives near the Adacned Training Centre at EMBL Heidelberg.

Busy bees at the ATC

Local beekeeper Jörg Staffel has set up three bee colonies on the grass slope in front of the ATC building.…

By Mathias Jäger

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Gene Editing and Embryology Facility at EMBL Rome

Editing the mouse genome to study SARS-CoV-2 infection

To study how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells, the Gene Editing and Embryology Facility (GEEF) at EMBL Rome will generate mice that express a human version of a protein called ACE2. The mouse line will be shared with preclinical research collaborators carrying out vaccine and antibody trials, and with the…

By Rossana De Lorenzi

Science

SARS-CoV-2 viruses visible on proteins

Existing drugs can prevent SARS-CoV-2 from hijacking cells

Researchers evaluate how the new coronavirus rewires human proteins for its own replication, and identify several antiviral drugs ready for clinical trials…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

Five things you probably didn't know about the Human Genome Project

Five things you probably didn’t know about the Human Genome Project

Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first draft of the entire human genome.…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

Key visual for ‘Life Science Across the Globe’

Sharing our passion for science with the world

EMBL is joining the virtual seminar series ‘Life Science Across the Globe’ – a timely initiative to foster international scientific exchange across countries and continents, starting on 1 July.…

By Marius Bruer

Lab Matters

Scientists in the Hackett group at EMBL Rome doing lab work

Silencing the SARS-CoV-2 receptor with epigenetic modifications

EMBL scientists develop a new molecular tool to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice. This tool is able to cause targeted epigenetic modifications of specific genes in specific cell populations. They will use it in mice to target airway cells that express the ACE2 protein – the receptor that…

By Rossana De Lorenzi

Science

Artist's impression of DNA lesions. Credit: Petra Korlevic

Unpicking the complexity of DNA mutations

DNA damage caused by chemical mutagens is not repaired immediately and can create more genetic diversity in tumours.…

By Oana Stroe

Science

EMBL's Equality and Diversity Officers. Zac O'Sullivan (left) and Luisa Vieites Rodrigues (right)

Equality and diversity at EMBL

EMBL is striving to make its labs and offices a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. To achieve this goal, EMBL's Equality and Diversity Officers, Luisa Vieites Rodrigues and Zac O'Sullivan, are working closely with leadership and the EMBL community. In this interview, they share their…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Lab Matters

Delicious science

Elisa Kreibich from EMBL’s Krebs group baked an EMBL cake for the farewell of Alexandra Martitz, the first master student in their lab.…

By Fabian Oswald

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