Topic List : Genetics
A baby with a mosaic heart
Researchers have solved the mystery of an infant with severe long QT syndrome, found to be caused by a lethal genetic defect in only 8 percent of her cells.
RNA molecule aids DNA damage response
Stanford researchers have found that a tumor suppressor known as p53 is stabilized by a regulatory RNA molecule called DINO. The interaction helps a cell respond to DNA damage and may play a role in cancer development and premature aging.
Cell, gene medicine lab opens
Making cell- or virus-based therapies for use in humans requires a rigid set of quality-control standards outlined by the Food and Drug Administration. A new Stanford facility will allow promising new therapies to be tested in the clinic.
Speeding diagnosis of genetic diseases
Stanford researchers are devising ways to have computers help perform some of the intensive genetic analysis now performed manually when scientists study a patient's genome to diagnose a disease.
Sickle cell trait not as dangerous as thought
Surprising findings from a study of health records of thousands of African-American soldiers show that a common genetic condition poses far less risk than previously thought.
Neanderthal Y chromosome genes probably extinct
The Neanderthal counterpart of the human Y chromosome, or male sex chromosome, appears to have died out. Why this happened is up for debate.
Variations in regulatory regions predict disease
Researchers have found that analyzing mutations in regions of the genome that control genes can predict medical conditions such as hypertension, narcolepsy and heart problems.
Gene regulation linked to weight bearing
A study of the tiny stickleback fish led to the identification of a genomic region possibly linked to modifications in human toes and feet that enable upright walking.
New technique reveals gut bacteria diversity
The many microbes living in our intestines are far more diverse than once suspected, a new genomic technique reveals.
Killifish study on longevity
Stanford researchers are using the African turquoise killifish as a model to study longevity and have provided its genetic information as a resource for the research community.