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Genome sequencing accelerates cancer detection

The Gerstung Group at EMBL-EBI and collaborators have developed a statistical model that analyses genomic data to predict whether a patient has a…

By Oana Stroe

Science

A portrait photo of Geetika Malhotra, new Head of Web Development at EMBL-EBI.

Welcome: Geetika Malhotra

The Web Development team provides a central source of web design and development for EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). In July,…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Lab Matters

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

Science

The tuatara, an iguana-like reptile with a crest of spikes, sits on a forest floor.

The curious genome of the tuatara, an ancient reptile in peril

A global team of researchers including the Flicek Team at EMBL-EBI has partnered up with the Māori tribe Ngātiwai to sequence the genome of the…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

A woman with glasses holds a book. The book cover says "Gene naming rules". Thought bubbles float around her head and display gene symbols like BRCA1.

Bagpipe and Pokemon, or how not to name a human gene

The human genome harbours about 19 000 protein-coding genes, many of which still have no known function. As scientists unveil the secrets of our DNA,…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

Mosaic of microscopy images of tumour, forming two broken DNA molecules

Artificial intelligence finds patterns of mutations and survival in tumour images

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that uses computer vision to analyse tissue samples from cancer patients. The…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

A magnifying glass hovers over the human gut, revealing its biodiversity.

Unparalleled inventory of the human gut ecosystem

An international team of scientists has collated all known bacterial genomes from the human gut microbiome into a single large database. Their work…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

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Funding to predict the risk of infectious disease outbreaks

European collaboration receives funding to explore risks and impact of future infectious disease…

By Oana Stroe

Lab Matters

scientists teaching about the microbiome

Applications for virtual learning lab open

The European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences (ELLS), EMBL’s education facility, invites secondary school science teachers to participate…

By Fabian Oswald

Lab Matters

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