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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (formally the Sanger Centre) is a genome research centre in Cambridgeshire, England. It was set up in 1992 by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, the purpose of which is stated on their website (http://www.sanger.ac.uk) as "to further our knowledge of genomes, and in particular to play a substantial role in the sequencing and interpretation of the human genome. This information will underpin research on human biology and disease in this century and beyond." In biology the genome of an organism is the whole hereditary information of an organism that is encoded in the DNA (or, for some viruses, RNA). ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wellcome Trust is a British charity established in 1936 to disburse the fortune of the pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome and the income of Burroughs Wellcome & Co. ... Current MRC logo The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a UK organisation dedicated to promot[ing] the balanced development of medical and related biological research in the UK. Organisation The MRC is one of seven Research Councils and is answerable to, although politically independent from, the Office of Science and...


Besides its involvement in a large number of genome sequencing projects, the institute hosts many different (large-scale) research projects and is regarded as a key player in the international research community. In biology the genome of an organism is the whole hereditary information of an organism that is encoded in the DNA (or, for some viruses, RNA). ... In genetics and biochemistry, sequencing means to determine the primary structure (or primary sequence) of an unbranched biopolymer. ...


The projects include:

  1. Human Genome Project
  2. Cancer Genome Project
  3. The EnsEMBL Genome Annotation
  4. Pathogen Sequencing

and others



The institute is named after the Nobel prize-winning biochemist Frederick Sanger. The history of the institute can be read here Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... Biochemistry is the chemistry of life. ... Dr. Frederick Sanger, OM , CH , CBE , FRS , Ph. ...


External links

  • The Sanger Institute
  • About Fred Sanger, biography from the Sanger Institute

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Sanger Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (193 words)
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (formerly the Sanger Centre) is a genome research centre in Cambridgeshire, England.
Besides its involvement in a large number of genome sequencing projects, the institute hosts many different (large-scale) research projects and is regarded as a key player in the international research community.
PhD students trained at the institute are registered at the University of Cambridge.
Frederick Sanger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (570 words)
Sanger was educated at Bryanston School and then did his Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences at St John's College, Cambridge.
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