With inexpensive genetics kits flooding the market, both consumers — and their doctors — still lack basic information about what to do, if anything, with what they learn about their own genomes.
November 14, 2013
November 11, 2013
Researchers at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have discovered how the activation of specific stretches of DNA control the development of uniquely human characteristics.
September 04, 2013
UCSF will receive $4.5 million for a pilot project to assess whether large-scale gene sequencing can and should become a routine part of newborn testing.
August 12, 2013
Researchers have probed deep into the cell’s genome to begin learning the “grammar” that helps determine whether or not a gene gets switched on to make the protein it encodes, advancing efforts to use gene and cell-based therapies to treat disease.
June 24, 2013
A UCSF-led research team has identified the likely genetic mechanism that causes some patients with multiple sclerosis to quickly progress to a debilitating stage of the disease while other patients progress much more slowly.
October 09, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have mapped the precise frequency by which genes get turned on across the human genome, providing new insight into the most fundamental of cellular processes — and revealing new clues as to what happens when this process goes awry.