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UC Researchers Pioneer More Effective Method of Blocking Malaria Transmission in Mosquitoes

November 3, 2020

UC scientists have made a major advance in the use of genetic technologies to control the transmission of malaria parasites. They employed a strategy known as population modification, which uses a CRISPR-Cas9 gene drive system to introduce genes preventing parasite transmission in mosquitoes.

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.

$6M NIH Grant Launches UC San Diego Consortium to Study Insulin-Producing Cells

September 9, 2021

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers will receive $6.4 million in National Institutes of Health grant funding to study how external signals and genetic variations influence the behavior of one cell type in particular: insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.

Analyzing Copies of Genes Offers New Treatment Possibilities for Ovarian Cancer

February 15, 2017

…tool to analyze an often overlooked aspect of cancer genetics — an alteration that results in the loss or gain in a copy of a gene. This change, known as somatic copy-number alterations, may be key to disease progression and might offer new therapeutic approaches for ovarian cancer and other…

How Genes Organize the Surface of the Brain

March 29, 2012

…of the surface of the human brain based upon genetic information has been produced by a national team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. The work is published in the March 30 issue of…

UC San Diego Researchers Join Largest Autism Study Ever in United States

April 21, 2016

Autism experts at University of California San Diego Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) at the School of Medicine will be part of the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States – an effort to collect information and DNA from 50,000 individuals, ages 3 to 100, with the neurodevelopmental…

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Autism

April 17, 2012

…the structural, functional, and genetic bases of this disorder. More… Lisa T. Eyler Lisa Eyler is an associate adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry. The focus of her research is exploring the structure and function of the brain in individuals across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in the…

Tumor Suppressor Mutations Alone Don’t Explain Deadly Cancer

August 3, 2014

…gene may in large part be due to other genetic abnormalities, at least in squamous cell head and neck cancers.

Of Mice and Men, a Common Cortical Connection

November 16, 2011

…adult human twins affirms the long-standing idea that the genetic basis of human cortical regionalization – the organization of the outer brain into specific functional areas – is similar to and consistent with patterns found in other mammals, indicating a common conservation mechanism in evolution.

Molecular Tumor Board Helps in Advanced Cancer Cases

May 5, 2014

With accelerating development of personalized cancer treatments matched to a patient’s DNA sequencing, proponents say frontline physicians increasingly need help to maneuver through the complex genomic landscape to find the most effective, individualized therapy.

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