Genetics

UC San Diego virus infected cell

Biologists discover how viruses hijack cell’s machinery

The process by which viruses 'trick' cells into producing hundreds of new viruses is revealed.

UC San Diego sedentary

Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging

Older women with low physical activity and 10 hours of daily sit time had even 'older' cells.

DNA differences UCSF

Cultural differences may leave their mark on DNA

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

Moderator Evan Kleiman, Robert Goldberg, Russ Parsons and Edward Parson talk about the controversy over genetic modifications of our food. Goldberg and Parson are UCLA professors.

UCLA professors defend GMOs

No known detrimental impacts have been found in genetically modified food.

Active genetics goes global

Tata Trusts and UC San Diego partner to establish Tata Institute for Active Genetics and Society.

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.

UC San Diego loneliness study

Feeling lonely? Study says it's in your DNA

Research finds loneliness is hereditary, part of a biological warning system for our social health.

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 pregnant

A pregnant woman’s immune response could lead to brain disorders in her kids

New studies cast light on a process that may trigger autism, schizophrenia, and more.

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