A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans.
In a new study discovered that variants at a single site on Chromosome 6 are associated with a significantly higher risk of developing erectile dysfunction.
Nearly all studies of telomere genetics have been performed in adult populations of European or Asian ancestry, meaning that studies aiming to understand how early environmental exposures impact telomere length across different ethnic groups can’t easily assess the role of natural variations in telomere biology.
In DNA sequencing study of TD, UCSF researchers and their collaborators have unearthed new data suggesting a potential role for disruptions in cell polarity in the development of this condition.
UCSF researchers have uncovered 12 new anti-CRISPR genes, some of which can inhibit different CRISPR types and could be critical to future gene-editing therapies.
By creating a tailored drug cocktail that matches the mutations of a brain tumor, a new precision medicine approach may move the needle for children with high-grade gliomas.
In these patients, chronic tissue inflammation causes an over-active protein to introduce mutations across the genome, some of which eventually lead to cancer.
Health professionals should recommend against parents using direct-to-consumer genetic sequencing to diagnose or screen their newborns.
A decades-old medical mystery has been solved by researchers at UCSF and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, who have discovered a pair of inherited genetic mutations underlying a familial blood disorder that sometimes leads to leukemia.