Research synopses

  • Meeting metabolic needs

    Cancer cells thrive even under hypoxic conditions, but where do they source the building blocks needed to meet their rapid growth?

  • Sweet as a peach

    High throughput analysis reveals a complex relationship between genetics, biochemistry and metabolism on taste in peaches.

  • Social genetics

    A gene implicated in the behavioural symptoms of William's syndrome and autism is now found to play a role in healthy populations too.

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Spotlight

Sir David Weatherall on malaria

Sir David Weatherall recounts how his research in thalassemia led to an interest in malaria and advances in the field during his career