Genomics

DNA differences UCSF

First clear-cut risk genes for Tourette syndrome revealed

Results point to a 'bright future' for understanding the disorder.

UC Merced epigenomics

Can the study of epigenomics lead to personalized cancer treatment?

Chemical modifications that do not change our DNA but can affect gene activity are a new tool for biomedicine.

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.

IGI logo

CRISPR research institute expands into agriculture, microbiology

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

DNA differences UCSF

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.

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