UC San Diego pancreatic cancer

New blood test rapidly detects signs of deadly cancer

Pancreatic cancer is often detected too late, but a new diagnostic tool shows promise.

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.

Doctor with clipboard

Why it's so hard for doctors to understand your pain

Genetic makeup changes how we experience pain, making it difficult to figure out what each patient needs.

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.

El Campeon Farms horses UC Santa Cruz

Saving the wild horses of the Channel Islands

Only 60 Santa Cruz Island horses remain. UC Davis researcher Amy McLean is working to keep the line alive.

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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