Wellcome Trust

Y chromosome and surname study challenges infidelity 'myth'

Our surnames and genetic information are often strongly connected, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust. The research, published this week in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, may help genealogists create ...

Feb 11, 2009
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Game of two halves leads to brain asymmetry

A tug-of-war between the two sides of the brain causes it to become asymmetrical, according to research published today in the journal Neuron. Asymmetry in the brain is thought to be important to enable the two hemispheres to spe ...

Jan 14, 2009
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The 'satellite navigation' in our brains

Our brains contain their own navigation system much like satellite navigation ("sat-nav"), with in-built maps, grids and compasses, neuroscientist Dr Hugo Spiers told the BA Festival of Science at the University of Liverpool ...

Sep 11, 2008
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Structure of key epigenetics component identified

Scientists from the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) have determined the 3D structure of a key protein component involved in enabling "epigenetic code" to be copied accurately from cell to cell.

Sep 03, 2008
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