Topic List : Genetics
Reprogramming cells to build tiny structures
Researchers have developed a method for building nanoscale structures with genetically reprogrammed cells.
Stanford center helps patients with rare genetic disease
From migraines to strokes to brain bleeds, the symptoms of HHT are varied. Diagnosis is often delayed, yet early care can prevent both bothersome and deadly side effects.
Stanford cytogeneticist Athena Cherry dies
Athena Cherry, the director of Stanford’s Cytogenetics Laboratory for more than 20 years, died Feb. 4 of lung cancer.
Clues to how tiny fish ‘pauses’ life
Stanford scientists have identified molecular drivers that put the “pause” in “diapause,” a life stage of the African killifish that suspends its development as an embryo.
Uncovering the evolution of echolocation
Evolutionary adaptations like echolocation that are shared by unrelated species arose in part due to identical, independently acquired genetic changes, according to a new Stanford study of whole genome sequences.
Jennifer Doudna to discuss CRISPR
Jennifer Doudna, who pioneered the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9, will come to Stanford to discuss the ethics and future applications of the tool.
Mildred Cho to co-lead new biomedical ethics hub
The new center, funded by a $7.1 million award from the National Human Genome Research Institute, will collect and share research on the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics.
Dennis Wall on new discoveries in autism genetics
Wall discusses how he and his collaborators used whole-genome data from hundreds of families affected by autism to identify 16 new autism risk genes and a rare genetic syndrome that explains some cases of the disorder.
Genetics of protein aggregates in ALS
Stanford researchers identified a gene crucial to the formation of toxic proteins in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and showed how it could inform potential therapies for the disease.
Immune cells speed aging brains’ demise
Stanford researchers have found intrusive immune cells in a place in the brains of humans and older mice where new nerve cells are born. The intruders appear to impair nerve cell generation.