In the race to capitalise on the secrets of the human genome, scientists at Cambridge University, the European Bioinformatics Institute, and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, have now mapped the genomes of 50,000 individual people. Half way to their target of 100,000 genomes.
Cot deaths could be linked to genetic mutations
In the 1990s campaigns to tackle cot deaths were amazingly successful – reducing the tragedy of sudden infant deaths by 81 per cent in the UK. But since then the number of cases has remained constant at around 300 a year. Now scientists have identified a particular gene that could be a factor in some…