Genomics

UC ANR mosquito

Researchers find Zika's weak spot

Study cracks the structure of a key protein to better understand how the virus replicates itself.

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CRISPR research institute expands into agriculture, microbiology

Gene-editing tools may help prevent illness, improve crop yields and nurture a balanced ecosystem.

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Cultural differences may leave their mark on DNA

Groundbreaking new study shows how deeply ethnicity combines genetics and environment.

Chicks like these are commonly vaccinated for Marek’s disease while they are embryos still in the egg, providing protection against the deadly disease, which is found in all poultry environments.

Vaccines hitch genomic ride to ward off deadly chicken disease

Findings offer clues to immunity in human diseases.

UCLA schizophrenia study

Scientists find new genetic roots of schizophrenia

UCLA scientists have made a major advance in understanding the biology of the disease.

UC Davis plant geneticist Dario Cantu used a new sequencing technology and computer algorithm to produce a high-quality draft genome sequence of the cabernet sauvignon wine grape.

Breakthrough paves way for climate-tolerant wine grape varieties

Success of new genome assembly also shown on other plants.

sickle cell

Gene editing marks key step toward sickle cell cure

Repairing the sickle cell mutation in stem cells holds promise for new treatment.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

$600M Chan Zuckerberg 'Biohub' led by UCSF, UC Berkeley announced

Two UCs and Stanford partner in a new research center focused on biotechnology and life sciences innovation.

UC Davis banana

Genome sequencing may help avert banana armageddon

A potential solution to a fungal disease that could wipe out the staple crop in less than a decade.

UC Merced Himalayas

What ancient DNA tells us about the Himalayas

UC Merced leads genomic research in one of the world's most understudied regions.

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