list : Genetics

  • Statins could treat ulcerative colitis

    People with ulcerative colitis who are also taking statins have about a 50% decreased risk of colectomies and hospitalization, according to a Stanford Medicine study.

  • Genetics of cat color patterns

    Researchers discovered some of the genetics behind cat coloring, from Abyssinians and tabbies to leopards and tigers.

  • Cryptography can preserve genetic privacy

    Crime scene DNA analysis can help identify perpetrators, but current methods may divulge the genetic information of innocent people. Cryptography can protect genetic privacy without hampering law enforcement, Stanford researchers say.

  • Magazine focuses on racial inequity in medicine

    The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features articles about the health repercussions of racial inequity and ways to address them.

  • Health Matters to explore medicine, wellness

    Stanford Medicine's free community event, which runs May 10-15, will include talks and Q&As that explore the latest advances in medicine, health and wellness.

  • Making medicine out of RNA

    Ribonucleic acid, a key player in cellular protein production, is used, with increasing success, by biotechnologists bent on preventing and curing diseases.

  • Genome sequencing at Stanford Health Care

    Stanford Medicine now provides a service that harnesses the power of genome sequencing to identify the source of diseases and help target treatments.

  • Human biology registers two seasons

    A Stanford Medicine study finds that changes in molecular patterns in Californians correspond with two nontraditional “seasons.”…

  • Race, ethnicity, ancestry in science

    Alice Popejoy, a postdoctoral scholar who studies biomedical data sciences, speaks to the role — and pitfalls — of race, ethnicity and ancestry in research.

  • 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.