The Center for Precision Medicine: The future of cancer care is here

Unlocking the genomic mysteries of cancer—that’s the lifelong passion that has driven the career of Stephen Gruber, MD, Ph.D., MPH He’s the Eva and Ming Hsieh Family Director’s Chair of the Center for Precision Medicine, and thanks to the Hsieh family’s generous $5 million endowment, Gruber, working closely with Deputy Director Stacy Gray, MD, can … Read more

Poor oral health may contribute to declines in brain health

Research Highlights: Adults who are genetically prone to poor oral health may be more likely to show signs of declining brain health than those with healthy teeth and gums. Early treatment of poor oral health may lead to significant brain health benefits. Embargoed until 4 am CT/5 am ET, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 DALLAS, Feb. … Read more

Serendipity leads Michael Lynch to being named Regents Professor

February 2, 2023 Lynch lauded for visionary approach in quantitative genetics As one of the world’s leading quantitative geneticists, Michael Lynch knows everything there is to know about natural evolution. Including the fact his life hardly evolved naturally. “I’ve thought about that quite a bit,” said Lynch, a professor in Arizona State University’s School of … Read more

Undiagnosed Fabry Disease in Heart Changes, Kidney Impairment

A long clinical history of cardiac alterations, including heart valve impairments, without an apparent cause and accompanied by kidney dysfunction may be a sign of undiagnosed Fabry disease, a case report suggests. The report, “Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement for Anderson Fabry Disease With Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation,” was published in CASE. Fabry disease, i.e. Anderson Fabry … Read more

Teen With SCD Diagnosed With Inherited Kidney Disorder: Study

A 16-year-old boy with sickle cell disease (SCD) was diagnosed with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), an inherited condition that causes fluid-filled cysts to form in the kidneys, a case study reports the report,”Dual diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and sickle cell disease in a teenage male,” was published in Pediatric Nephrology. … Read more

HiFi long-read sequencing brings more accuracy to population genomics studies

Population genomics initiatives are gaining traction around the world. There are currently more than 20 active programs spread around the globe, and these programs aim to sequence millions of genomes so that researchers can build diverse health databases, learn how biology and lifestyle affect health, and bring us closer to a future where precision medicine … Read more

Columbia Researchers Find Link Between Serotonin and Heart Valve Disease

January 31, 2023 — Serotonin can impact the mitral valve of the heart and potentially accelerate a cardiac condition known as degenerative mitral regurgitation, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University’s Department of Surgery in collaboration with the Pediatric Heart Valve Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of … Read more

An In-depth Analysis from 2018-2027,

Douglas, Isle Of Man, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Microarray technologies are widely utilized for detecting various -lactamase genes present in a single strain and have a high multiplexing capability. Clinicians may benefit from using this skill to direct antibiotic treatment. One of the key advancements in recent years that have propelled biological research … Read more

CABBI team achieves first precision gene editing in miscanthus

Julie Wurt | Farmers Advance URBANA, IL. — For the first time, researchers have successfully demonstrated precision gene editing in miscanthus, a promising perennial crop for sustainable bioenergy production. A team at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), a Bioenergy Research Center (BRC) funded by the US Department of Energy, edited the … Read more