Researchers have developed a powerful new single-cell technique to help investigate how the environment affects our development and the traits we inherit from our parents. The technique can be used to map all of the ‘epigenetic marks’ on the DNA within a single cell.
In this image you can see Escherichia coli bacteria coloured green with a fluorescence dye. Most strains of E.coli are harmless and can be found in the human gut. However E.coli is also known for its part to play in food poisoning.
BBSRC is part of a cross-council initiative backed by eight government bodies and the Wellcome Trust to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on all fronts. For the first time all seven research councils will collaborate on the ever-growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.