World map showing the origin of 32 diverse genome samples

Human genomes provide new reference for global genetic diversity

A collaboration including EMBL scientists has created the most diverse set of reference human genomes ever…

By Mathias Jäger


Image of Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge, UK, with animated microbes in the river water.

Monitoring dangerous bacteria in freshwater

Freshwater sports can cause waterborne infections, but real-time DNA sequencing could…

By Oana Stroe


Eulalia clavigera. Photo credit: Marine Biological Association

Darwin Tree of Life: looking back on 2020

Despite restrictions, 2020 has been a busy year for the Darwin Tree of Life Project. We take a look at some of this year’s achievements and…

By Vicky Hatch


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


Scientists fix bugs in our understanding of evolution

What makes a human different from a chimp? Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute…

By Guest author(s)


International consortium announces the 1000 Genomes Project

Drawing on the expertise of multi-disciplinary research teams, the map developed by the 1000 Genomes Project will provide a view of biomedically…

By Guest author(s)

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