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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

New Informatics Science Director at Open Targets, Ellie McDonagh

Welcome: Ellie McDonagh

Open Targets welcomes new Informatics Science…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Lab Matters

Bioinformatic analysis of over 4700 SARS-CoV-2 genomes revealed that many of the most interesting changes in the SARS-CoV-2 genome that have been reported so far are likely to be technical artefacts, rather than biological mutations.

Distinguishing coronavirus genome mutations from inadvertent errors

EMBL scientists have performed a large-scale analysis of over 4700 SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences. They found that many of the most interesting changes…

By Marius Bruer

Science

Before a biological sample reaches the beamline, a lot of work is put into its preparation. Scientists can use the wide range of services and resources at EMBL to prepare their biological samples for structural studies at the X-ray beamlines in Grenoble and Hamburg. Photo: Marietta Schupp/EMBL

Empowering European structural biology

EU funding for iNEXT-Discovery consortium unlocks key technologies for structural…

By Iris Kruijen

Lab Matters

EMBL-EBI celebrated its 25 anniversary on 1 September 2019. Credit: Spencer Phillips

25 years of EMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI celebrated its 25 anniversary on 1 September…

By Oana Stroe

Events

A colourful day at EMBL-EBI

EMBL is an intergovernmental organisation, currently supported by 26 member states, one prospect and two associate member states. There are more than…

By Mathias Jäger

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