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Solving Rare Genetic Diseases, One Mutation at a Time

Solving Rare Genetic Diseases, One Mutation at a Time

Theresa Oei July 1, 2014 0

Yale Researchers Leonard Kaczmarek and Christopher Pittenger are working on investigating rare genetic diseases through a combination of genetic sequencing, basic science research and clinical application

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Q&A: What causes differences between identical twins?

Q&A: What causes differences between identical twins?

Caroline Ayinon April 25, 2014 0

Identical twins share exactly the same genome, and are usually raised under the same conditions during the early parts of their lives. Thus, it is not surprising that identical twins share strikingly similar physical

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A Personalized Treatment for Cancer: Unlocking the Potential for a Cure

A Personalized Treatment for Cancer: Unlocking the Potential for a Cure

Mariana Do Carmo April 13, 2014 0

Dr. Murat Gunel and colleagues at the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital used advanced genetic technology to map out an 18-month-old girl’s genetic sequence, diagnose her with a rare liver cancer, and provide a

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From Triggers to Targets:  Less-Explored Regions of DNA Reveal Uninvestigated Cancer Triggers

From Triggers to Targets: Less-Explored Regions of DNA Reveal Uninvestigated Cancer Triggers

Deeksha Deep December 24, 2013 0

Yale researchers Professor Mark Gerstein and Dr. Ekta Khurana have led an investigation into non-coding regions of DNA resulting in the identification of cancer triggers for further characterization. Their process can be generalized to

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The Domino of Life: Identifying Factors Regulating the Maternal-to-Zygotic Transition

The Domino of Life: Identifying Factors Regulating the Maternal-to-Zygotic Transition

Grace Cao December 24, 2013 0

A recent study from the lab of Antonio Giraldez, Associate Professor of Genetics, has identified three critical transcription factors controlling the maternal to zygotic transition in early embryonic development

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Written in our DNA: A Genetic Explanation for the Ethnocentricity of the HIV/TB Epidemic

Written in our DNA: A Genetic Explanation for the Ethnocentricity of the HIV/TB Epidemic

Emma Graham December 21, 2013 0

Why is the TB/HIV dual epidemic so pervasive in sub-Saharan Africa? Dr. Richard Bucala's research at the Yale School of Medicine suggests genetics holds the answer

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Q&A: Does the Y Chromosome Rot?

Q&A: Does the Y Chromosome Rot?

Carrie Cao May 11, 2013 0

Because of its rapid loss of genes over the past 300 million years, scientists have predicted that the Y chromosome may disappear altogether. However, recent studies have shown that the decay may have reached

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Exploring the Microbiome

Exploring the Microbiome

Teshika Jayewickreme November 4, 2012 1

The recently-completed Human Microbiome Project is revealing important new information about the diverse bacteria that colonize the human body and contribute to its function

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“Kracking” the KRAS code

“Kracking” the KRAS code

Jason Young April 14, 2012 0

A recent study led by Professor Hugh Taylor has identified the first genetic marker for endometriosis in a regulatory region of the KRAS gene

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Yale Attempts to Resurrect Extinct Tortoise Species

Yale Attempts to Resurrect Extinct Tortoise Species

Dillon Thompson March 16, 2012 0

In the genomes of living Galapagos tortoises, Gisella Caccone have identified the DNA of a tortoise species thought to be extinct, and is now planning a selective breeding project to revive the lost species

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