The Challenge of Monitoring Biodiversity

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:12:04 +0000

a guest blog by Charlie Outhwaite, written for the 2015 Write About Research Competition. Biological diversity, or biodiversity, is a complex term encompassing the variety of life found on Earth. It incorporates not only differences between species but within species themselves and of the environments and ecosystems where they are found. We as humans benefit […]

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‘Genes of an 18th century ‘giant’ could change the lives of 21st century patients’

13 January 2011

GEE's Professor Mark Thomas and Professor David Balding, co-authors of a study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), 6 January, 2011.  See additional print and online coverage here.

Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have found the underlying genetic change that caused an eighteenth century patient, known at the time as the ‘Irish giant’, to grow to over 7 and a half feet (231cm) tall. Results of the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 6 January 2011, will help identify and treat patients living with gigantism and acromegaly today.   More


Professor Mark Thomas

Professor David Balding


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