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.

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$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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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.

UC ANR mosquito

UC leads Zika carrier research

Scientists aren't waiting for the first breakout to ready the state against disease.

UC Davis banana

Genome sequencing may help avert banana armageddon

A potential solution to a fungal disease that could wipe out the staple crop in less than a decade.

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15 national treasures and the UCLA scientists working to save them

Experts from a variety of fields are developing new knowledge to help save these creatures.

UC Davis bulldog

English bulldog’s gene pool may be too small to heal the breed

Researchers find trouble lurking within the DNA of the iconic dog.


Countdown to a cure: UCSF's effort to finally defeat AIDS

Spurred by three decades of momentum and fresh funding, new tactics aim at ending - not just treating - the disease.

Yi Xing breast cancer

Scientists find biomarkers that could drive better cancer survival estimates

UCLA research may also help scientists suppress dangerous genetic sequences.