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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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23andme: A Genetic Social Network

23andme: A Genetic Social Network

Elisa Visher March 14, 2012 4

Google-affiliated biotech company 23andme has been in the business of personal genomics since 2006, but it just recently introduced a new social networking feature along with a price reduction that it claims democratizes personal

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Canalization – A Dual Breakthrough

Canalization – A Dual Breakthrough

Achyut Patil April 3, 2011 0

A Yale scientist takes on a decades-old hypothesis about how we regulate our traits and becomes the first to show a molecular pathway for an idea that most scientists ignored

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