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Latest press releases

Who do you think you really are? The first fine-scale genetic map of the British Isles Many people in the UK feel a strong sense of regional identity, and it now appears that there may be a scientific basis to this feeling, according to a landmark new study into the genetic makeup of the British Isles. 19 March 2015
Shake-up of centuries-old system of credit in scholarly communication The Wellcome Trust has been working with technology company Digital Science to introduce a new way of classifying the roles of individuals in work leading to published academic research. 19 March 2015
Come Closer: Winner of the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards An astonishing image of a pregnant pony's uterus has been selected as the overall winner of the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards. 19 March 2015
Fleming Fund launched to tackle global problem of drug-resistant infection The UK Government is working with the Wellcome Trust and other global organisations to tackle the growing problem of drug-resistant infection with a new £195 million fund, announced in today’s Budget. 18 March 2015
Come and be dazzled by Wellcome Collection's spring weekend 'On Light' Wellcome Collection and UCL will host a dazzling extended weekend of free events and activity this May to mark the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. 'On Light' (1-4 May 2015) will illuminate our human relationship with light with four days of performance, discussion, activity and art. 13 March 2015
The Wellcome Book Prize reveals 2015 shortlist The shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015 has been announced by acclaimed author and chair of judges, Bill Bryson. Joined by Ken Arnold, Head of Public Programmes at Wellcome Collection, Bryson revealed the six shortlisted titles at a breakfast event held in Wellcome Collection’s new Reading Room. 11 March 2015
Wellcome Trust encourages urgent review of medical innovation in the NHS The Wellcome Trust is working with the Government Office of Life Sciences to take forward a review that aims to help new medicines and technologies be more quickly and efficiently adopted by the NHS to benefit patients. 11 March 2015
New trial of TKM-Ebola treatment to start in Sierra Leone A clinical trial of a potential Ebola therapy called TKM-Ebola-Guinea will start today in Sierra Leone. 11 March 2015
Eliza Manningham-Buller to be next Chair of the Wellcome Trust The Wellcome Trust is pleased to announce the appointment today of Eliza Manningham-Buller as the Trust’s Chair-elect. 10 March 2015
African leaders and global funders endorse new science funding platform for Africa The Wellcome Trust is pleased to support the African Union’s recent call to establish the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), to be led by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). 9 March 2015
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