Genomics

Van Riper sitting at a computer with a doctor

The first genome surgeons

CRISPR opens door to new type of medicine: “genome surgery.”

Sugar diagram

Cracking the sugar code: Why the ‘glycome’ is the next big thing in health and medicine

The long sugar chains covering our cells could provide answers to cancer, aging and autoimmune diseases.

Scientist in hazmat suit holds bat

Finding Ebola before it finds you

For the first time, scientists discover a new Ebola species in a host prior to detection in an infected human or animal.

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.

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