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Under the project, funded primarily with $15.7 million from the Wellcome Trust, the researchers plan to sequence the complete genomes of 4,000 people from two existing studies at low coverage, and the exomes of another 6,000 individuals with severe conditions believed to have a genetic component.

The Wellcome Trust is embarking on a three-year project to sequence 4,000 whole human genomes and 6,000 exomes in an effort to better understand human disease.

New Products: May 25, 2010


Release 47 of COSMIC

Paired Ends: May 18, 2010


Harold Varmus, Mike Stratton, Bill Efcavitch, Jonathan Rothberg, Janet Davison Rowley

The institute's deputy director since 2007, Stratton is a team leader of Sanger's Cancer Genome Project, and a leader of the International Cancer Gene Consortium. He succeeds Allan Bradley, who in March stepped down after 10 years at the institute's helm.

At the Biology of Genomes meeting, 1000 Genomes Project Co-chair Richard Durbin discussed the progress of the 1000 Genomes Project and lessons learned so far.

At the Biology of Genomes meeting, Sanger Institute researcher Jeffrey Barrett argued that rare variants probably don't explain most signals detected in genome-wide association studies of common disease.

The European Nucleotide Archive consolidates the European Trace Archive, The Sequence Read Archive, and the Nucleotide Sequence Database into one EMBL resource.

Alex Bateman, Todd Johnson, Ilene Vogt

An international research team reported today that they have sequenced the genome of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense, the parasite that causes sleeping sickness in Africa, and started comparing it to a T. brucei reference genome.


The founder of MeTooSTEM, BethAnn McLaughlin, created a Twitter account purported to be that of an LGBTQ Native American professor at Arizona State University, the New York Times writes.

Novavax reports its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to immune responses, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Gene length is associated with lifespan in a comparative genomics study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that draws on the whale shark genome.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: effort to annotate the rat transcriptome, web-based resource to characterize marine microbes, and more.