Topic List : Genetics
Early Polynesian, Native American contact
Deep-genome analyses conducted by Stanford Medicine researchers and their collaborators have settled a long-brewing controversy about whether ancient Polynesians and Native Americans had contact.
$1.49 million for inflammation research
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded $1.49 million to research projects involving Stanford Medicine scientists who will investigate emerging ideas about the role of inflammation in disease.
Study reveals molecular effects of exercise
Researchers at the School of Medicine have shown how exercise changes the body at a molecular level and have identified blood markers of fitness.
Twin registry gets new home at Stanford
Studies of identical versus fraternal twins reveal the relative contributions of heredity and the environment to numerous human traits. Now, Stanford has its own twin registry.
New members of the National Academy of Sciences
Howard Chang of dermatology and of genetics, Richard Lewis of molecular and cellular physiology, and Peter Sarnow of microbiology and immunology were elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
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.