Genetics

UCSF sleep research

Gene linking sleep and seasonal affective disorder found

Novel gene mutation discovered at UCSF could help explain why shorter days can trigger depression.

Gene sequencing UC San Francisco

Gene signature could lead to a new way of diagnosing Lyme

A UCSF researcher pioneers a method that could identify up to 10 times more cases than possible at present.

UC San Francisco brain structure study

Mothers may pass brain structure linked to depression to daughters

A UC San Franciso study is the first to show that emotional circuitry may be matrilineally transmitted.

Citrus greening disease studied by UC Riverside

Uncoding a citrus tree killer

UC Riverside-led team awarded $4 million grant to fight disease using CRISPR technology developed at UC Berkeley.

Dalmatian UCLA research

Modern genetic problems in dogs may be traced to domestication

UCLA study finds that 15,000 years of artificial selection may have led to a rise in the number of harmful genetic changes in canines.

An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis. A known malarial vector, the species can found from Egypt all the way to China.

UC scientists create malaria-blocking mosquitoes

New insect model may help eradicate disease that sickens millions annually.

What the Inuit can tell us about omega-3 fats and ‘paleo’ diets

The Inuit and their Siberian ancestors have special genetic mutations that help them partly counteract the effects of a diet high in marine mammal fat — and most of us don't. 

doctor and baby

Precision medicine initiative funds UC Santa Cruz pediatric cancer project

State initiative provides $1.2 million for the Genomics Institute's California Kids Cancer Comparison project.

Study may show way to predict autism or psychosis in children with genetic disorder

UCLA-led research may help lead to earlier, more targeted intervention for people with DiGeorge syndrome.
genome

New support for human genome variation project

Keck Foundation pledges $2 million to create full-scale human genome map.

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