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.

Two UCSF Rising Stars Among Forbes' '30 Under 30' List

By Kristen Bole & Leland Kim on January 6, 2014

UC San Francisco's Jonathan Ostrem, PhD, and David Weinberg, PhD, have been acknowledged in Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” list for their contributions to science and healthcare.

YW Kan to Receive Inaugural New “Pioneer” Award

By on November 22, 2013

UCSF’s Yuet Wai Kan, an internationally recognized leader in the field of human genetics, will be honored at the Personalized Medicine World Conference, PMWC 2014, to be held in January 2014 in Silicon Valley.

Kenyon Tapped as Calico Scientific Advisor

By on November 20, 2013

UCSF biochemistry professor Cynthia Kenyon, PhD, has been named Senior Scientific Advisor of the new Google anti-aging startup, Calico.