Topic List : Genetics
Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine created
The new Stanford Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine will work to turn discoveries into stem cell and gene therapies to aid the millions of people who have genetic diseases.
Shorter bones linked to arthritis risk
Humans in Europe and Asia evolved to have shorter bones and an increased risk of osteoarthritis, a trade-off that may have helped them in colder climates, Stanford researchers say.
Helping women identify their risk for cancer
Researchers assigned levels of risk to 25 mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer in a large, Stanford-led study. The results may be helpful in guiding treatment and screening recommendations.
New technology provides rare diagnosis
Stanford scientists have used a next-generation technology called long-read sequencing to diagnose a patient’s rare genetic condition that current technology failed to diagnose.
Disease genes not clustered
In a provocative new perspective piece, Stanford researchers say that disease genes are spread uniformly across the genome, not clustered in specific molecular pathways, as has been thought.
Ribosomes unexpectedly variable, powerful
Ribosomes, which make proteins, are startlingly variable in their composition and associations. This variability confers on them the ability to regulate genes, confounding previous ideas, Stanford researchers say.
Pilot grants for population health projects
The Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences has awarded 11 pilot grants to investigators with studies that seek to improve population and community health.
Too many unnecessary double mastectomies?
Women with breast cancer do not receive timely genetic testing or have adequate access to effective genetic counseling, which may compromise treatment decisions, according to research from Stanford and the University of Michigan.
Possible therapeutic approach for ALS
A set of experiments at Stanford reveals that suppressing a protein called ataxin 2 dramatically extends survival and improves motor function in a mouse model of ALS.
Master cell regulator blocks all but one outcome
A regulatory protein actively blocks the expression of non-neuronal genes in nerve cells, according to new Stanford research. The finding suggests there are many master regulators to help cell types maintain their identities.