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News | 1 February 2013

Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships 2013 – apply now

Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships champion and develop upcoming stars in public engagement with science. Now launched for its third year, the scheme supports science communicators with a strong record of delivering high-quality public engagement and aims to propel them to become leaders in their field.

News | 28 January 2013

Studies identify two new genetic causes of rare childhood bone condition

Researchers in Oxford have discovered two new genetic causes of craniosynostosis – a rare bone condition that can inhibit brain growth in children.

News | 25 January 2013

Scientists discover how epigenetic information could be inherited

A study published today in the journal 'Science' reveals a potential way for parents' life experiences to be passed to their offspring's genes.

News | 24 January 2013

New method for DNA storage announced

A new method of DNA storage has been created at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) based in the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton. The method, published in the journal 'Nature', makes it possible to store 100 million hours of high-definition video, or the equivalent, in a cup of DNA.

News | 16 January 2013

Synthetic Schmallenberg virus made in the lab

Researchers have made a synthetic copy of the Schmallenberg virus in the laboratory so that they can study how it infects cells and understand how to reduce disease. It is hoped the work will help in the quest for a vaccine for the virus, which causes birth defects in livestock.

News | 14 January 2013

'Lexicon': Sound and vision give expression to dyslexia

A poem written by a 12-year-old boy, which gives an insight into his feelings about struggling with dyslexia, has provided the inspiration for a new sonic artwork supported by a Wellcome Trust Small Arts Award.

News | 7 January 2013

ThInk: A new blog about the brain

The Wellcome Trust today launches ThInk, a new blog dedicated to exploring the human brain and the science, art and innovation that spring from it.

Man writing lines on a paper

Opinion | 18 January 2012

Figshare: a new way to publish scientific research data

Mark Hahnel, product manager at Figshare, introduces a free service aiming to push forward open access.