August 19, 2021
Eliminating RNA amplification simplifies and speeds up assay for SARS-CoV-2 virus, making it ideal for point of care testing.
August 19, 2021
186 years after Darwin first described the Galapagos racer snake, Danielle Edwards seeks to rebuild their population by using DNA from one of his original samples.
April 1, 2021
UC scientists and physicians hope to permanently cure patients of sickle cell disease by using CRISPR-Cas9 to replace a defective gene with the normal version.
February 25, 2021
Diminishing a single protein in a set of mice caused them to gain only half the weight of other mice, even on a high-fat diet.
October 7, 2020
Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley and UCSF professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, shares the prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier for their discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as a tool for making targeted changes to the genome.
July 16, 2020
The first end-to-end, completely gapless DNA sequence of a human chromosome is a major milestone for genomics.
June 30, 2020
Saliva can be gathered without medical supervision, unlike current tests, which saves time, money and precious PPE.
March 11, 2020
‘It’s a first step toward fulfilling the promise of the genomics era to inform how we combat disease,’ lead researcher says.
February 6, 2020
The Pan-Cancer Project discovers causes of unexplained cancers and zeros in on mechanisms of development.
July 23, 2019
Gene loss 2 to 3 million years ago may explain why coronary events are common in humans but rare in other animals.