Topic List : Genetics
Stanford given $7.2 million grant to join Undiagnosed Diseases Network
Six U.S. centers, including Stanford, will join NIH efforts to conduct in-depth diagnostic evaluations and develop possible treatments for patients with rare, unidentified diseases.
Vast genetic diversity among Mexicans found in large-scale study
Some of Mexico’s indigenous groups are as genetically different from one another as Europeans from Chinese. Cosmopolitan Mexicans reflect these differences, which affect biomedical traits.
Euan Ashley on harnessing the power of genomics
A few years ago, Stanford cardiologist Euan Ashley, MD, described the promise of genomics for diagnosing and treating diseases as the "wild west" - a lot of researchers examining ways of using the technique, but too early to have meaningful results in the clinic. Since then, much has changed in the field.
Pilot program offers genomic testing to certain patients
Euan Ashley A small group of patients at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford now can have their DNA deciphered as part of a new pilot program.
Stanford to help lead collaborative center for stem cell genomics
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine today awarded $40 million to Stanford University for the creation of a stem cell genomics center of excellence.
Study suggests why, in some species, mere presence of males shortens females' life span
Anne Brunet Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that males of the laboratory roundworm secrete signaling molecules that significantly shorten the life span of the opposite sex.
Scientists think mysterious virus could signal a weak immune system
Stephen Quake More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims.
Researchers home in on roots of Caribbean populations using new DNA analysis method
Carlos Bustamante led a team that examined patterns of genetic variation in Caribbean populations.
Stanford-developed algorithm reveals complex protein dynamics behind gene expression
Michael Snyder In yet another coup for a research concept known as “big data,” researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a computerized algorithm to understand the complex and rapid choreography of hundreds of proteins that interact in mindboggling combinations to govern how genes are flipped on and off within a cell.
Scientists create technique for high-speed, low-cost epigenomic mapping
The labs of Howard Chang, left, and William Greenleaf have developed a technique that could yield huge amounts of information about which genes are active in particular cells.