Genetics

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.

UC San Diego anorexia

UC San Diego scientists find potential genetic basis for anorexia

Cellular model composed of stem cells from teens with eating disorders reveals a novel gene.

UCSF newborn severe immune disorder

Gene therapy offers hope for newborns with severe immune disorder

Trial may lead to novel approaches for sickle cell anemia, cancers.

Fabian Filipp UC Merced

Precision targeting provides new insights into therapy-resistant cancers

Having found a promising new melanoma drug, professor has now identified regulators that control cancer.

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.

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