Year 12 Biologists are welcomed to the Wellcome Genome Institute
Biologists learn about the latest sequencing technologies at the Wellcome Sanger Institute
On Tuesday 21st March, we spent the day at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. We learnt about the human genome project and what genomes are being sequenced today. There is a lot of research looking at malaria and cancer as well as a new project called the ‘tree of life’ which aims to sequence all multicellular species in the UK to explore the diversity of complex organisms. We heard from scientists working at the institute and saw the latest sequencing machines. We saw a hard copy of the human genome consisting of many volumes of books and had our photo taken underneath them! It was a great day where we learnt a lot about genes, sequencing and the latest therapies.