Genetics

The latest genetics news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Researchers study strategies for using nanotechnology to boost cancer therapeutics

Researchers study strategies for using nanotechnology to boost cancer therapeutics

Four UNC Lineberger researchers – Leaf Huang, Alexander Kabanov, Andrew Wang, and Jenny Ting – presented strategies for using tiny particles to boost cancer treatment as part of a National Cancer Institute site visit.

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NCI awards $2.2M to Pylayeva-Gupta to investigate immune responses in pancreatic cancer

NCI awards $2.2M to Pylayeva-Gupta to investigate immune responses in pancreatic cancer

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year grant of more than $2.2 million to UNC Lineberger’s Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, to support her research into the immune response in pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers.

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Bryson Center for Judicial Science Education established

The UNC Department of Genetics and the National Courts and Sciences Institute (NCSI) have collaborated to establish the Bryson Center for Judicial Science Education as a reliable scientific source to provide valid translational education and research for American trial courts and appellate jurisdictions as they grapple with complex criminal and civil cases involving new scientific evidence.

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Genetics and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: "Asthma in the Post-GWAS Era: Searching for the Mid-Hanging Fruit"

The GMB Friday Seminar Series welcomes Carole Ober, Professor and Chair of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago, for her talk, “Asthma in the Post-GWAS Era: Searching for the Mid-Hanging Fruit."

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Magnuson Takes Over as President of the Genetics Society of America

Magnuson Takes Over as President of the Genetics Society of America

This is the first in a series of profiles on UNC School of Medicine researchers. We will feature biomedical researchers throughout this 140th year of the school and beyond.

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UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report

UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report

All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.

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Muenzer Presents Additional Results from Groundbreaking Genome Editing Clinical Trial

Muenzer Presents Additional Results from Groundbreaking Genome Editing Clinical Trial

Interim results presented by UNC's Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD, provide preliminary evidence that in vivo genome editing occurred in a clinical trial testing a treatment for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II), also known as Hunter syndrome.

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New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered for Alzheimer's Disease

New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered for Alzheimer's Disease

The study was carried out as part of an initiative of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, which was founded by UNC School of Medicine's Patrick Sullivan, MD, who is the consortium's lead principal investigator.

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School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List

School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List

Fourteen UNC School of Medicine faculty members were listed by Clarivate Analytics in the company’s 2018 Highly Cited Research list.

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Scientists create genomic resource to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disorders

Scientists create genomic resource to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disorders

Published in Science, this research integrates a broad range of genomics data to help find molecular underpinnings of schizophrenia, autism, and other neuropsychiatric conditions. Hyejung Won, PhD, in the department of genetics and UNC Neuroscience Center was co-first author.

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Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) Endorsed by FDA

Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) Endorsed by FDA

UNC researchers were instrumental in the FDA recognition of the ClinGen expert curated human genetic data. In a press release, the FDA announced this first formal recognition of a public database of human genetic variants and their relationship to disease.

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Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers led by Charles Perou, PhD, and Melissa Troester, PhD, reported they used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning, or deep learning, to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images.

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New School of Medicine Program Highlights Precision Medicine at UNC

New School of Medicine Program Highlights Precision Medicine at UNC

The Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care will be led by the UNC School of Medicine’s Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD. The program, funded by a $10-million grant from UNC Health Care, will be a collaboration among multiple departments within the school to bring together existing precision medicine treatments and support future endeavors in this field.

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Anti-inflammatory Protein Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria to Curb Obesity

Anti-inflammatory Protein Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria to Curb Obesity

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jenny Ting, PhD, and colleagues, publish a new approach to weight loss and diabetes prevention.

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Genomic study finds a new role for microRNAs as predictors of Crohn’s disease progression

Genomic study finds a new role for microRNAs as predictors of Crohn’s disease progression

These findings by UNC School of Medicine researchers are an important step forward in designing more effective clinical trials and developing personalized Crohn’s disease therapies.

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Preliminary Data from Groundbreaking Genome Editing Clinical Trial Encouraging

Preliminary Data from Groundbreaking Genome Editing Clinical Trial Encouraging

As part of the phase 1 clinical trial for patients with Hunter syndrome, Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD, performed the UNC Clinical Translational and Research Center's first-ever in vivo genome editing therapy, achieving a milestone in his own career.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Cross-blood-brain-barrier Gene Delivery for Treating Neuropathic Lysosomal Storage Diseases"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its September speaker, Haiyan Fu, PhD, for her talk, "Cross-blood-brain-barrier Gene Delivery for Treating Neuropathic Lysosomal Storage Diseases."

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McKay receives NIH "Maximizing Investigators' Research Award"

McKay receives NIH "Maximizing Investigators' Research Award"

Daniel J. McKay, PhD, assistant professor, Biology and Genetics and Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Studies (iBGS), has received a 5-year $1.25 million MIRA grant for his project titled “Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Developmental Gene Regulation."

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