The new partners will each contribute £40 million in the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation, bringing the total committed funding for the planned London institute to £700 million ($1.14 billion).
The group from Imperial College London's Hammersmith Hospital has developed a duplex qPCR assay that measures both BCR-ABL1 target and endogenous control transcripts in the same reaction with no loss of sensitivity compared to a previously used simplex test.
Using the genome-wide association approach, researchers with the International Meningococcal Genetics Consortium have identified susceptibility variants for meningococcal disease in genes coding for components of the complement immune system.
Based on genetic data on more than 500 Plasmodium falciparum isolates from around the world, an international research group has concluded that the malaria parasite likely migrated with humans from Africa around 60,000 to 80,000 years ago
By sequencing the spontaneously hypertensive rat genome and comparing it to the rat reference genome, researchers are gaining insights into the differences between the lab strains that may eventually help explain human hypertension.