Chewing spectral tarsier

Did your great-great grandpa eat bugs?

A gene for digesting crunchy insects suggests that our common ancestor in the Age of Dinosaurs was an insect eater.

All of Us UC Irvine doctors

Be one in a million: Massive $1.5B precision medicine research effort kicks off

UC Irvine and UC San Diego are state co-leads of an unprecedented project to gather medical data for new cures.

UC San Diego mammoth

Should we bring back the Woolly Mammoth?

Scientists are getting closer to bringing big animals, and big questions, to life.

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute receives funding for Human Cell Atlas projects

Three new projects will support efforts to develop a comprehensive reference atlas of all cells in the human body.

Junk DNA UC San Diego

How ‘junk’ DNA plays a role in cancer

Nearly 200 mutations have been identified that play a functional role in cancer, opening new avenues for treatment.

UC Merced Fabian V. Filipp

Sure, cancer mutates, but it has other ways to resist treatment

New research exposes how cancer can resist treatment — and how scientists can improve their response.

Atacama UCSF

Once-mysterious ‘Atacama Skeleton’ illuminates genetics of bone disease

UCSF researchers sequence the genome of the ‘Atacama skeleton’ and discover new mutations.

UC Davis sequence all life

Earth BioGenome Project to sequence all life

UC Davis-led partnership to map the DNA of every lifeform announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

UCLA DNA home test

Received an at-home DNA test as a holiday gift? Proceed with caution

Many people are ill-equipped to handle troubling medical information without proper guidance, UCLA geneticist says.

yellow warbler UCLA

How bird genetics adapt to climate change

Scientists find yellow warbler DNA is already adjusting to new conditions and ask whether it's enough to survive.

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