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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.

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.

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.

Scripps Lecture: Harvard Scientist Digs for Genetic Connections to Behavior

April 9, 2015

Burrowing mice and how such animal behavior can shed light on the genetics of human behavior will be the subject of the 10th Richard H. and Glenda G. Rosenblatt Lectureship in Evolutionary Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Enzymes Can’t Tell Artificial DNA From the Real Thing

December 13, 2023

Researchers from UC San Diego have come one step closer to unlocking the potential of synthetic DNA, which could help scientists develop never-before-seen proteins in the lab.

$6.4 Million Grant Funds Glaucoma Study in African-Americans

October 11, 2013

…of the National Institutes of Health, to elucidate the genetics of glaucoma in persons of African descent.

Largest Study of its Kind Finds Rare Genetic Variations Linked to Schizophrenia

November 22, 2016

Genetic variations that increase schizophrenia risk are rare, making it difficult to study their role. To overcome this, the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team led by Jonathan Sebat, PhD, at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, analyzed the genomes of more than 41,000 people in the largest…

Personality Traits and Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Specific Genomic Locations

December 8, 2016

…Medicine in this week’s advance online publication of Nature Genetics. The findings also show correlations with psychiatric disorders.

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.

Active Genetics Technology Opens New Horizons

February 6, 2018

Employing CRISPR/Cas9 advancements, UC San Diego researchers are using new active genetics technology to reveal new fundamental mechanisms that control gene activity. The authors also provide experimental validation for using active genetics as an efficient means for targeted gene insertion, or “transgenesis,” and single-step replacement of genetic control elements.

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