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.

CRISPR UC Berkeley

First step toward CRISPR cure of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Scientists disable a muscle degeneration trigger to extend mouse lifespans by 25 percent.

genetic testing tray UCSF

As genetic testing grows popular, UCSF clinic emerges to provide context

Genetics is only as good as the qualifications of the person interpreting it, says Dr. Bryce Mendelsohn.

UC San Diego immunotherapy

DNA mutations found in blood predict response to immunotherapy in patients with cancer

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists find you don't need a biopsy to determine if the treatment will work.

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