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New group leader at EMBL Heidelberg employs synthetic chemistry to develop novel tools for biology…

By Marius Bruer

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New technique for studying living fly larvae

This technique provides a simple but effective way to study the functions of organs in living animals…

By Patrick Mueller

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SPEN protein (green) in living cells. Credit: François Dossin

How females shut off their second X chromosome

Scientists provide important new insights into the molecular basis of X-inactivation…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

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The Pan-Cancer project

EMBL co-leads most comprehensive study of genetic causes of cancer…

By Mathias Jäger

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Protecting data in the cloud

Cloud computing offers unprecedented opportunities for global-scale research collaborations. It also presents a unique set of challenges in terms of data protection and the ethics of data sharing.…

By Cella Carr

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Characterising RNA alterations in cancer

The largest and most comprehensive catalogue of cancer-specific RNA alterations reveals new insights into the cancer genome.…

By Vicky Hatch

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Cancer mutations occur decades before diagnosis

Researchers at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Francis Crick Institute have analysed the whole genomes of over 2600 tumours from 38 different cancer types to determine the chronology of genomic changes during cancer development.…

By Vicky Hatch

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Analysis of human genomes in the cloud

Scientists from EMBL present a tool for large-scale analysis of genomic data with cloud computing. Main advantages of the new tool, called Butler, are continuous system monitoring and its ability to self-heal in case of failure, allowing for 43% more efficient data processing than previous…

By Mathias Jäger

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Studying DNA rearrangement to understand cancer

Using the dataset from the Pan-Cancer project, scientists has developed methods to group, classify, and describe large rearrangements of the genome that are a key driver of cancer.…

By Fabian Oswald

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Scientists identify new genetic drivers of cancer

Analysis of whole cancer genomes gives key insights into the role of the non-coding genome in cancer…

By Cella Carr

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