25 Genomes: Mapping Nature's Code

Sequencing the genomes of 25 UK species for the first time - one for every year of the Sanger Institute's anniversary

The story so far...

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Sanger Institute in 2018, we're working with scientists, conservationists and wildlife experts to advocate 25 UK species to have their genomes sequenced for the first time.

The species were been divided into five zones - floundering, thriving, cryptic, iconic and dangerous. Schools and public across the UK helped vote for the final 25 through I'm a Scientist Get Me Out of Here!

You can check out the final 25 now having their full genomes sequenced here.

NEW - 25 Genomes School Competition

Now we're offering schools involved in voting for a species, whether they made the final 25 or not, to win a trip to the Wellcome Genome Campus, home of the world famous Sanger Institute - as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

To be in for a chance of winning, all you need to do is create a piece of work that describes your 25 Genomes experience with I'm a Scientist Get Me Out Of Here.   This could be a poster, short video or other display that can tell others about your experience and what you learned from the scientists.  This could include fabulous facts about your favourite species, something you didn’t know before and whether it has changed the way you think about wildlife and the environment and what DNA might tell us.

For further details download the form below or email francesca.gale@wellcomegenomecampus.org