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National Panel Issues Guidelines on Controversial Issue of Returning Results to Study Participants

Have you ever given a blood sample for a research study and a few months later wondered, “what happened to that study?” Finding the answer to that question can be surprisingly difficult, r...Read More

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Gesteland-White Auditorium Named in Tribute to U Geneticists' Legacy

On Monday, June 4, friends and family members of Ray Gesteland and Ray White, also known as “the Rays,” gathered together at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics for a special rededicati...Read More

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Zebrafish: A Gateway to Understanding the Genetics of Osteoarthritis

Millions of people worldwide deal with osteoarthritis, a debilitating and painful disease where the protective cartilage capping the bones slowly wears away over time due to abnormal remodeling of the...Read More

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In It for the Long Haul

Penelope program helps patients through their journey of living with undiagnosed diseases Heavy legs, shortness of breath, general discomfort­. As a doctor for children with unusual diseases, Lor...Read More

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MOAB Functional Analysis Pilot Projects Advance Basic Science

The Utah Genome Project (UGP) understands the need for scientists to explore how genetic mutations identified from sequencing patients cause disease. The gold standard for doing this is with model org...Read More

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Utah Genome Project Seed Grants: Exploring the Genetics Behind Disease

The Utah Genome Project (UGP) aims to investigate the genetic basis of human disease through genomic sequencing of Utah families to discover, understand, prevent and treat challenging medical conditio...Read More

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Collaboration with Janssen Advances Critical Research

Three research groups at University of Utah Health are collaborating with Janssen Research & Development, LLC (“Janssen”) to advance the study of colorectal cancer, diabetic kidney disease...Read More

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Frontiers in Precision Medicine III: Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?

Personalized medicine promises to deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right price. Yet the highly individualized nature of personalized medicine &#821...Read More

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Finding the Cause of a Family's Plight: Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Corrine Welt, MD, professor of internal medicine at University of Utah Health was faced with a mystery. She learned of a Yemini family where every woman, aged 16-27, suffered from primary ovarian insu...Read More

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Finding the Story Within: Utah Genome Project at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

When Helen’s two sons died before they were a year old, she thought she had terrible luck. But when her grandsons died as babies, she knew that something was horribly wrong. In 2011, University ...Read More

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Technology Milestone: Scientists Sequence Human Genome with Pocket-Sized Device

Investigators at University of Utah Health and a consortium of international scientists have sequenced the three billion bases of DNA in the human genome using an inexpensive, portable device. Reachin...Read More

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GIGGLE: Scanning Genome Databases Faster to Accelerate Identification of Disease

Personalized medicine tailors medical treatments based on a patient’s genomic profile, avoiding the one-size-fits-all approach. In order to diagnose an illness and identify the best treatment op...Read More