UCLA DNA home test

Received an at-home DNA test as a holiday gift? Proceed with caution

Many people are ill-equipped to handle troubling medical information without proper guidance, UCLA geneticist says.

CRISPR UC Berkeley

First step toward CRISPR cure of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Scientists disable a muscle degeneration trigger to extend mouse lifespans by 25 percent.

genetic testing tray UCSF

As genetic testing grows popular, UCSF clinic emerges to provide context

Genetics is only as good as the qualifications of the person interpreting it, says Dr. Bryce Mendelsohn.

Peter Walter UCSF

5 UC faculty awarded the largest monetary prize in science

UC scholars bring home the majority of 2018's Breakthrough Prizes, known as the 'Oscars of science.'

UC Riverside mosquitoes self-destruct

Making mosquitoes self-destruct

Researchers generate genetically engineered insects to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

UCSF teeth lasers

Painless dental lasers can render teeth cavity-resistant

New technology for repairing teeth and strengthening enamel may soon be in a dental office near you.

Meera Nair Jessica Jang UC Riverside

New hope for treating sepsis

Study shows human protein resistin greatly boosts the survival rate against a condition that currently kills one in five.

UC San Diego aisle

Cross off your to-do list

As little as 30 minutes of light activity (chores, errands) may lower mortality risk for women over 65.

UCLA tired woman

Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

Sleep-deprived brain cells can cause serious and potentially dangerous mental lapses, a new study finds.

UC Riverside platelets fibrin

How blood clots shrink — and why

New research could help in the development of treatments for heart attack and stroke.

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