A human heart sits at the centre of the illustration. The left ventricle is see-through, showing patterns of trabeculae. Around the heart are some notes from Leonardo da Vinci.

New clues to a 500-year old mystery about the human heart

An international team of scientists involving Ewan Birney's group has investigated the function of a complex mesh of muscle fibres that line the…

By Mehdi Khadraoui


EMBL-EBI data centre

Funding for bioinformatics technical infrastructure

Enhancing the world's bioinformatics…

By Oana Stroe

Lab Matters

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health logo

Ewan Birney to lead Global Alliance

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health chose Birney to lead efforts to bring genomics to the…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Lab Matters

Breast cancer studies reveal new genes, mutations

Towards personalised breast cancer treatment

Largest-ever study of breast cancer genomes reveals new genes and…

By Mary Todd Bergman


Best Practice for Supporting Women in Science 2016

Leading the way for gender equality

Award acknowledges leadership in gender equality on the Wellcome Genome…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Lab Matters

Event gets to the core of research

Find out what’s in store at the 2016 Core Technologies for the Life Sciences…

By Julie Heinecke


New web interface, launched by GSK, EMBL-EBI and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Target Validation platform launches

Identifying evidence-based relationships between drug targets and…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Lab Matters

BioBeat15: Ruth McKernan, CEO of Innovate UK

BioBeat15: Translating genomics into biobusiness

Connecting entrepreneurs and world leaders in genomics to address opportunities and…

By Mary Todd Bergman



Using humans as a model organism

Ewan Birney on the risks, rewards and realities of studying humans as a model…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

MinION™ USB-attached miniature sensing device.

Mini DNA sequencer tests true

Evaluation of MinION™ sequencer finds performance and reliability consistently…

By Mary Todd Bergman


Awards & Honours

EMBL scientists regularly receive prestigious awards – meet the latest…

By Chloe Cross

Lab Matters


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