New Thinking in the Field of Genetic Prion Diseases

By Laura Kurtzman on October 10, 2014

Overturning an assumption in the field of genetic prion diseases, it turns out that disease does not appear at younger ages with each succeeding generation, according to a paper published on October 2 in the American Journal of Human Genetics by Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology with UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center, and colleagues.

Implications of the Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Debate

By Dalga Surofchy on June 2, 2014

UCSF recently hosted a discussion at its Mission Bay campus about the topic of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing.

UCSF Partners with UCLA in New Exome Sequencing Initiative

By Leland Kim on April 9, 2014

Clinical Laboratories at UCSF Medical Center have entered into a partnership with UCLA to have their laboratories perform exome sequencing for inherited disorders on UCSF patients, effective April 14.