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New Resource Makes Gene Editing Technology Even More User-Friendly

July 17, 2015

…to facilitate new discoveries in gene therapies and basic genetics research. The research was published in the July 13 issue of Nature Methods.

Alumni Gift Supports Stem Cell Research to Restore Eyesight

November 29, 2011

…professor of ophthalmology and genetics at UC San Diego. Zhang is internationally renowned for his work in genetic and stem cell research. Zhang’s work focuses on understanding the genetics of blindness, specifically, using molecular genetic techniques to identify genes that predispose patients to retinal diseases and developing drug therapies to…

Genetic Score Predicts Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer

October 31, 2022

Researchers at UC San Diego report that a polygenic hazard score based on 290 genetic variants could be an effective tool for predicting genetic risk of lethal prostate cancer, which kills more than 34,000 men in the U.S. annually.

“Wildly Heterogeneous Genes”

September 16, 2013

…share the exact same genetic mutations, a fact that has confounded scientific efforts to better categorize cancer types and develop more targeted, effective treatments. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego propose a new approach called network-based stratification, which identifies cancer subtypes not by the singular mutations of individual…

UC San Diego Researchers First to Use CRISPR/Cas9 to Control Genetic Inheritance in Mice

January 23, 2019

Using active genetics technology, biologists have developed the world’s first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal. The achievement in mice lays the groundwork for further advances based on this technology, including biomedical research on human disease.

Two UC San Diego Scientists Honored for Schizophrenia Research

October 7, 2014

…& Behavior Research Foundation for their work studying the genetics, dysfunction and treatment of schizophrenia, a chronic and severe brain disorder affecting roughly 1 percent of the general population or approximately 3 million people.

Skin-Cells-Turned-to-Heart-Cells Help Unravel Genetic Underpinnings of Cardiac Function

September 30, 2019

A small genetic study, published September 30, 2019 in Nature Genetics, identified a protein linked to many genetic variants that affect heart function. Researchers are expanding the model to other organ systems and at larger scales to create a broader understanding of genes and proteins involved.

Study Identifies Cause for Mysterious Cases of Epilepsy in Children

January 12, 2023

An international consortium led by UC San Diego has identified at least some of the genetic drivers of a mysterious form of pediatric epilepsy.

Understanding the Ethics of Genetic Engineering

May 16, 2019

…Bloss presented her research “Genetic Engineering in the Golden State” during the inaugural conference. Photos by Patrick Hennessey/UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities. Understanding the Ethics of Genetic Engineering UC San Diego’s Institute for Practical Ethics hosts inaugural conference on the impact of gene drive technology The UC…

More Links Found Between Schizophrenia and Cardiovascular Disease

January 31, 2013

…American Journal of Human Genetics, expands and deepens the biological and genetic links between cardiovascular disease and schizophrenia. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death among schizophrenia patients, who die from heart and blood vessel disorders at a rate double that of persons without the mental disorder.

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