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Rare Genetic Mutations Linked To Bipolar Disorder

December 21, 2011

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, reports that abnormal sequences of DNA known as rare copy number variants, or CNVs, appear to play a significant role in the risk for early onset bipolar disorder.

Genetic Variation Explains Racial Disparity in Esophageal Cancer Cases

September 22, 2022

Researchers at UC San Diego have used artificial intelligence-guided tools to pinpoint both a specific type of immune cell as the driver of esophageal cancer and a specific genetic variation that acts as a protective factor in African Americans.

Genetics Breakthrough in Sea Urchins to Aid in Biomedical Research

June 6, 2022

Marine biologists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have created a line of sea urchins whose genetic makeup is fully mapped and can be edited to study human disease genes. The creation of these new research model organisms will accelerate the pace of marine biomedical research.

Large Study Identifies Genetic Variants Linked to Risk Tolerance and Risky Behaviors

January 14, 2019

An international group that includes researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has identified 124 genetic variants associated with a person’s willingness to take risks, as reported in a study published January 14, 2019 in Nature Genetics.

Fatty Liver Disease and Scarring Have Strong Genetic Component

October 1, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say that hepatic fibrosis, which involves scarring of the liver that can result in dysfunction and, in severe cases, cirrhosis and cancer, may be as much a consequence of genetics as environmental factors.

UC San Diego Biology Lab Receives $1.4M Grant to Fight Malaria Spread

March 30, 2022

New funding from the Gates Foundation will support cutting-edge genetics strategies designed implement and safely restrain gene drives that help stop the spread of malaria, which annually infects more than 200 million people.

Genetically Informed Atlases Reveal New Landscapes in Brain Structure

February 7, 2022

An international team of scientists, led by UC San Diego researchers, has used atlases of the human brain informed by genetics to identify hundreds of genomic loci. The findings illuminate how genes impact the brain and diseases.

Tata Institute for Genetics and Society Advances with Building Naming, Inaugural Chair Holders

September 13, 2017

Tata Institute for Genetics and Society Advances with Building Naming, Inaugural Chair Holders Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla welcomes audience members to the Sept. 12 dedication of Tata Hall for the Sciences, a new building for the Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications UC…

A Deep Dive Into the Genetics of Alcohol Consumption

April 5, 2024

Some people have genes that protect them from alcohol abuse. An examination of databases at 23andMe reveal that those same alcohol-protective variants have associations with conditions and behaviors that may have nothing to do with alcohol.

Broad Spectrum of Autism Depends on Spectrum of Genetic Factors

June 2, 2022

UC San Diego researchers report significant progress in understanding how the combined effects of rare mutations and common genetic variation in determining whether a child will develop ASD and its consequential effects.

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