The first Asian and African human genomes have been deciphered using a technique originally invented by Professors Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman at the University of Cambridge's Department of Chemistry and developed by the spin-out Solexa.
A test to show whether a person may be genetically predisposed to suffer one of the most prevalent forms of blindness in the elderly - before symptoms arise - has moved a step closer to reality after a licence agreement involving Cambridge Enterprise.
Food safety is a growing problem. The number of reported food poisoning cases in the UK has increased in the past 25 years from 23,000 to 80,000 cases annually. There are several contributing factors such as a wider choice of ready-made meals with shorter shelf-life, as well as longer produce-shipping times and growing food intolerances.