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New consortium to improve treatments for middle ear infection and chronic otitis media

A new consortium consisting of UCL, the UCLH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Harwell Institute is to investigate and develop novel treatments for otitis media (OM) –middle ear disease. The Otitis Media Consortium (UKOMeCon) will bring together the expertise of scientists and clinicians and is inviting biotech and pharmaceutical companies, […]


Variability in Genome Editing Outcomes: Challenges for Research Reproducibility and Clinical Safety

Researchers at MRC Harwell, alongside their colleagues at Université de Strasbourg and Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, have published a review in Molecular Therapy. The review explores the reliability and challenges of genome editing application in both research and in clinic. Genome editing (GE) has revolutionised biomedical research. GE tools induce a break […]


GEMM Call Opening

The 7th Genome Editing Mice for Medicine Call is now open! *** Update: The 7th GEMM call application deadline has been extended until the 17th July 2020*** This is a call for applicants who would like a bespoke genetically altered mouse line for their scientific or clinical research to apply to the MRC-funded Genome Editing […]


Dr. Bruce Cattanach, former director of the MGU, has sadly passed away.

We are very sorry to announce that Dr Bruce Cattanach passed away on 8th of April 2020. Dr Bruce Cattanach was an outstanding scientist who led the Mammalian Genetics Unit in its early years. Along with Mary Lyon, Bruce established Harwell as one of the great international centres for mouse genetics. He discovered the phenomenon of imprinting […]