The Wellcome Trust was established in 1936 and headquartered in London, UK. The mission of Wellcome Trust is to foster and promote research with the aim of improving human and animal health. The Wellcome Trust has an endowment of more than 16 billion British Pounds and The Wellcome Trust supports and funds the sequencing of the human genome at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, development of a malaria drug, and other research projects. Wellcome Trust fully supports open access of research papers and reports.
Human genome-editing research should proceed, say leading UK science bodies
A group of leading UK research organisations has today issued an initial joint statement in support of the continued use of CRISPR-Cas9 and other genome-editing techniques in preclinical research. This includes the use of ...
Who do you think you really are? The first fine-scale genetic map of the British Isles
Many people in the UK feel a strong sense of regional identity, and it now appears that there may be a scientific basis to this feeling, according to a landmark new study into the genetic makeup of the British Isles.
Is your fear of radiation irrational?
Bad Gastein in the Austrian Alps. It's 10am on a Wednesday in early March, cold and snowy – but not in the entrance to the main gallery of what was once a gold mine. Togged out in swimming trunks, flip-flops and a bath ...
Father's age influences rate of evolution
The offspring of chimpanzees inherit 90% of new mutations from their father, and just 10% from their mother, a finding which demonstrates how mutation differs between humans and our closest living relatives, and emphasises ...
Metabolism may have started in our early oceans before the origin of life
The chemical reactions behind the formation of common metabolites in modern organisms could have formed spontaneously in the earth's early oceans, questioning the events thought to have led to the origin of life.
Study turns parasite invasion theory on its head
Current thinking on how the Toxoplasma gondii parasite invades its host is incorrect, according to a study published today in Nature Methods describing a new technique to knock out genes. The findings could have implications ...
Study reveals how ancient viruses became genomic 'superspreaders'
Scientists have uncovered clues as to how our genomes became riddled with viruses. The study, supported by the Wellcome Trust, reveals important information about the socalled 'dark matter' of our genome.
Scientists map hotspots for genetic exchange in chimpanzees
Scientists at the University of Oxford and the University of Chicago have constructed the world's first genetic map in chimpanzees of recombination the exchange of genetic material within a chromosome that makes us ...
How the brain's architecture makes our view of the world unique
(PhysOrg.com) -- Wellcome Trust scientists have shown for the first time that exactly how we see our environment depends on the size of the visual part of our brain.
Disease-causing genes spread easily in emerging lethal fungus infection
A rare, emerging fungal disease that is spreading throughout Canada and Northwestern USA can easily pass its deadly genes to related fungal strains within the species but less readily to more distant relatives, according ...