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.
September 11, 2014
June 10, 2014
Joshua Osborn was fighting for his life against a mysterious ailment. With his options dwindling, a team at UCSF employed advanced DNA sequencing technology to track down the culprit.
February 10, 2014
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have found a way to efficiently edit the human genome one letter at a time, paving the way for therapies that cure disease.
January 17, 2014
Joseph DeRisi, PhD, and Allison Doupe, MD, PhD were honored by the National Academy of Sciences for their “extraordinary scientific achievements” yesterday. They join 13 others in the fields of physical, biological and social sciences.
December 18, 2013
Experts across UCSF weigh in on what some of 2014's top trends are in research and patient care.
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 15, 2013
Precision Medicine Pillar No. 5: Omics Medicine. Molecular biologist Nevan Krogan's work is not only illuminating how genes and proteins function, it's also shedding light on the underlying biology of disease for each person.
November 15, 2013
Precision Medicine Pillar No. 4: Computational Health Sciences. Computationally intensive approaches are used to analyze and cross-analyze large but discrete collections of data, such as patient health histories and genetic makeup.
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.