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Find out about the latest news about MRC Harwell, including our recent research findings and publications, training courses, visitors, public events and any other relevant news. Search our news archive for older stories and articles.  

Take a look at our upcoming events page to find out what is happening in the coming weeks. We take an active role in public engagement events such as science festivals, school visits and careers fairs, and run a variety of training courses for members of the scientific community throughout the year. Our events cater for all ages, from scientific talks for adults to hands-on activities that teach kids about the body.

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There are four vacancies available at the MRC Harwell Institute for 4 year MRC funded PhD/DPhil Studentships starting in October 2017. The MRC Harwell Institute is an International Centre for Mouse Genetics at the forefront of studies in mouse functional
In tribute to the eminent geneticist Mary Lyon and her role in developing the theory of X chromosome inactivation, a process implicated in disease inheritance, 100 researchers from nine countries attended a scientific meeting hosted by the Royal Society.
In the first ever study of its size, scientists at the MRC Harwell Institute, led by Paul Potter, have conducted a large-scale genetic screen in mice to discover genes involved in age-related disease. The findings so far have been published in Nature Comm