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September 11, 2014
Bacteria that normally live in and upon us have genetic blueprints that enable them to make thousands of molecules that act like drugs, and some of these molecules might serve as the basis for new human therapeutics, according to UCSF researchers.
December 17, 2013
A team led by scientists from UCSF has discovered that recurrent gliomas may have genetic profiles that are markedly different from those of the initial tumors that spawned them.
November 14, 2013
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 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.