Ebola: Background and current Status

Image Credit: bhossfeld (CC0) Ebola is a highly virulent viral disease that spreads to humans from infected animals. Predominantly spreading throughout Africa, it was relatively obscure until 2013. Starting in 2013, a large scale outbreak shocked the world with the possibility that it could spread trans-nationally. Although it does seem that the defences against Ebola […]

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Unprecedented genome data collected

A ground-breaking study, led by Oxford Professor Gil McVean, has collated human genome sequences from 1,092 individuals around the world. The successful ‘1000 Genomes Project’ will allow scientists to identify genetic variations that occur in particular countries and geographic regions. This study will enable the international team to identify diseases that are caused by rare […]

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