Genetics

UC San Diego stress study

Researchers discover new pathway for handling stress

Newly detected resistance mechanism helps protect cells from threats such as heat shock.

clock reset UC Santa Cruz

Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body’s clock — and soon may be able to reset it

Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark, circadian rhythms control just about every aspect of your health.

UC Santa Cruz worm composite

How grandparents' experiences can affect our genes

Roundworms may help us make sense of how DNA 'switches' are inherited.

UCLA galapagos cormorant

How the Galapagos cormorant lost its ability to fly

Analyzing one of Darwin's favorite birds, a research team finds the genetic changes that clipped the bird's wings.

UC Santa Cruz DNA tether

Rescuing damaged chromosomes

The discovery of a 'Hail Mary' mechanism for saving damaged cells could lead to new strategies to fight cancer.

UC Berkeley Pac-Man

Pac-Man-like CRISPR enzymes have potential for disease diagnostics

Jennifer Doudna's lab discovers an application that could identify viruses like Zika cheaply and quickly.

DNA differences UCSF

First clear-cut risk genes for Tourette syndrome revealed

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

UC Davis pigeon study

Pigeon study takes on sexism in science

New study shows the folly of assuming male and female animals are genetically the same.

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.

Alzheimer's disease

UC scientists develop test to measure age-related Alzheimer's disease risk

First-of-its-kind score could promote earlier diagnosis and treatment.

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