Wellcome Sanger Institute

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, which receives the majority of its funding from the Wellcome Trust, is one of the world's leading genome sequencing centres. Both the Sanger Institute and the Wellcome Trust have been at the forefront of efforts to keep sequence data in the public domain. The Institute employs nearly 600 people in the purpose-built campus at Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. AS well as being a leading partner in the Human Genome Project sequencing one-third of the human genome sequence the Institute participates in national and international projects to sequence the genomes of disease-causing organisms. Currently it is sequencing or analysing the genomes of some 40 organisms.