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Topic: genetics

Researchers test treatments for mutations causing rare neurodevelopmental disease

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Researchers test treatments for mutations causing rare neurodevelopmental disease

April 5, 2021 0 comments

Research suggests that cells expressing characteristics related to the condition of Christianson syndrome respond differently to treatment depending on the type of underlying mutation in a gene associated with the syndrome.

The Lemley Family Leadership Lecture Series was established in 2020 through a gift from Wayne C. Lemley ’80 to feature exceptional intellectual leaders that “inform, challenge and educate” the Brown community, according to Provost Richard Locke P’18.

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Pioneer of CRISPR genome-editing technology, Jennifer Doudna, opens inaugural Lemley Family Leadership Lecture Series

March 5, 2021 0 comments

Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna, who co-invented CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology, joined President Christina Paxson P’19 for a virtual conversation on CRISPR’s wide-ranging applications and its ethical implications in medicine and beyond.

University of Michigan’s Yukiko Yamashita discusses the mechanisms of long-term genomic maintenance

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University of Michigan’s Yukiko Yamashita discusses the mechanisms of long-term genomic maintenance

October 28, 2020 0 comments

In a virtual seminar hosted Wednesday by the Graduate Program in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Yukiko Yamashita, a professor of life sciences at the University of Michigan, explained how her research resulted in a serendipitous connection between two fields of cell biology. 

Researchers discover new method of cell separation

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Researchers discover new method of cell separation

September 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

University researchers have discovered how to separate cells containing fetal DNA from a mother’s cervical cells, a process that could eventually be used to help identify fetal disorders, according to Sumaiya Sayeed ’19.5 and Christina Bailey-Hytholt GS, researchers in the study.

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Study shows breastfed infants have higher stress tolerance

October 29, 2018 Comments are Disabled

A study published this month illustrates a biological link between a mother’s breastfeeding and other nurturing behaviors on the health of her baby. The study showed that breastfeeding is associated with higher tolerance to stress, as indicated by difference levels in cortisol — ­a stress response hormone.

Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

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Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

October 21, 2018 1 comment

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a series of videos discussing her Native American heritage, as well a DNA test that concluded she had a Native American ancestor six to ten generations back.

New University technology detects ancient mutations

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New University technology detects ancient mutations

March 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled

A new tool developed by University researchers, dubbed SWIF(r), can identify certain genes in humans — ones that result from “adaptive mutations,” genetic differences which have spread amongst a population over time to become more common.