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"genetics" News

Dec 10, 2018

Big Datasets Pinpoint New Regions to Explore the Genome for ...

A dataset of more than 100,000 individuals allows researchers to identify genetic regions that are intolerant to change and may underlie developmental disorders.

Nov 19, 2018

Research

Exploring the Genetic Contribution to Suicide Risk

Researchers at University of Utah Health identified four gene changes that occur more frequently in people who died by suicide that may point to increased risk in vulnerable individuals.

Aug 17, 2018

Research

Be Still My Beating Heart

While atrial fibrillation is more common in older adults, it is highly unusual in a young person. At only 22 years old, Martha Aston was an anomaly.

Aug 13, 2018

Research

Genetic Tools Uncover Cause of Childhood Seizure Disorder Mi...

Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed high-tech tools to uncover the genetic cause of the most difficult to diagnose cases of early childhood seizures.

Sep 08, 2017

Research

University of Utah Health Collaborates with Janssen Research...

Researchers at the University of Utah Health and Janssen Research & Development, LLC have partnered to identify genetic variations associated with an increased risk for suicide.

Jun 28, 2017

Research

Researchers Propose New Approach to Identify Genetic Mutatio...

Scientists have had limited success at identifying specific inherited genes associated with prostate cancer. Researchers studied prostate cancer patients with multiple cancer diagnoses, many who would not be recommended ...

Mar 31, 2017

Research

One Has It and One Doesn't: Changing the Trajectory of a Rar...

A brother and sister share the same rare disease. Only, while the girl is disabled for life, her brother is a typical, rambunctious preschooler. The difference? The brother was diagnosed at birth and the sister was not. ...

Feb 23, 2017

Research

Playing Favorites: Brain Cells Prefer One Parent’s Gene Ov...

It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions - one inherited from mom and one from dad - is treated the same. A new study from scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine shows that it is n...

Nov 18, 2016

EducationResearch

U Symposium on the Law, Ethics, and Science of Precision Med...

On Dec. 1-2, national experts in genetics, medicine, law, big data and other will fields gather for Frontiers in Precision Medicine II: Cancer, Big Data and the Public, a unique precision medicine symposium at the Univer...

Oct 20, 2016

Research

Drosophila Study Hints at Diet-Based Treatment for NGLY1 Def...

Researchers from the University of Utah studying Drosophila fruit flies have found that in flies, providing a common dietary supplement prevents death caused by Pngl deficiency, the fly analog of the human genetic disord...

Jul 25, 2016

Research

NantHealth and University of Utah Establish Heritage 1K Proj...

NantHealth, Inc., a leading next-generation, evidence-based, personalized healthcare company, today announced that it has partnered with the University of Utah in analyzing the entire genomic profiles of at least 1,000 i...

Jul 04, 2016

EducationResearch

DNA Fest Highlights Utah Genetics, Precision Medicine

On July 9, the Natural History Museum of Utah will host a DNA Fest presented in part by Utah Genome Project and USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery investigators. With hands-on activities, families are invited to explore ...

Jun 30, 2016

ClinicalResearch

'Renaissance Man' in Understanding, Treating Neurofibromatos...

The Children's Tumor Foundation recently awarded Dr. David Viskochil its highest honor for his contributions to helping those with the genetic disease.

Jun 01, 2016

Research

UCEER Awarded $4 Million to Tackle Ethical, Legal and Social...

With $4 million in funding from the National Human Genome Research Institute, the University of Utah Center of Excellence in ELSI (Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications) Research (UCEER) will explore ethical, legal and s...

May 26, 2016

Research

Metagenomics Pathogen Detection Tool Could Change How Infect...

Scientists at the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories, and IDbyDNA, Inc., have developed ultra-fast, meta-genomics analysis software called Taxonomer that dramatically improves the accuracy and speed of pathogen detect...

May 23, 2016

EducationResearch

Families Will Have Fun Exploring the Mysteries of their Biol...

– Do you have your mother’s dimples or your father’s red hair? How do we inherit those traits, and how are we connected to all living things? Families will learn the answers to these questions and experience how sc...

Mar 25, 2016

Clinical

Are we destined to live in a world of “previvors” and ...

Hollywood has already imagined it: Gattaca, an apocalyptic world driven by genetic engineering, where only embryos with the best of their parents’ characteristics ("valids") become children.

Mar 16, 2016

Research

Within Six Families, a Path to Personalized Treatment for an...

By age 56, Roma Jean Ockler had endured 17 years of recurring infections and a life-threatening intestinal illness before finally receiving the right treatment for her condition. Her family’s genetic information was co...

Mar 03, 2016

Research

Ancient Viral Invaders in Our DNA Help Fight Today’s Infec...

About eight percent of our DNA is viral in origin: remnants of ancient battles between infectious viruses and our ancestors. A new study published in Science by scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine sho...

Dec 17, 2015

Research

When Cancer of Unknown Origin Strikes, Family Members Are At...

Cancer usually begins in one location and then spreads, but in 3-5% of cancer patients, the tissue where a cancer began is unknown. In these individuals a cancer diagnosis is made because it has metastasized to other sit...

Aug 23, 2015

Research

Why Do So Many Children Born With Heart Defects Have Trouble...

As advances in medicine are giving rise to growing numbers of children who survive severe heart defects, it’s emerging that over half have behavioral problems and difficulty keeping up academically. The University of U...