Tagged: wellcome

Teams, collaborations, lone wolves, and cranks - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 01, 2017

Jeremy Farrar, the director of the London-based biomedical research charity the Wellcome Trust, has written an opinion piece in the Guardian newspaper espousing the value of (international) collaborations in the face of Brexit, Britain proposed exit from the European Union. Farrar rightfully highlights the importance of collaborations. Collaboration can be essential for many types of work, and direct interactions … Read More

Codebreakers – Wellcome traces the origins of modern genetics - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 06, 2013

Genetics pervades the news today. New gene therapies (treatment of a beagle to cure the dog’s diabetes or for haemophilia). Attempts to patent genes. Peering inside our own and animal genomes, to locate the causes of diseases like autism, or simply find what’s in there (like ERVs). Epigenetics. Optogenetics. And much, much more. Where … Read More