A new NIH-funded consortium in North Carolina will offer Early Check, a free newborn screening done in partnership with the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health, UNC, Duke University, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
By focusing on small molecules called microRNAs in stem cells of the intestine, UNC School of Medicine researchers have proposed a new mechanism by which gut microbes might help keep us healthy or make us sick.
UNC clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.
A search committee has been established to identify a well-qualified leader for the UNC School of Medicine's Department of Genetics.
The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.
With a focus on stem cells, Jeremy Purvis, PhD, wants to tap the power of computer modeling to develop regenerative medicine solutions to medical conditions.
Susan G. Komen announced UNC Lineberger researcher Charles M. Perou, PhD, as the recipient of this year's Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Basic Science for his contributions to the understanding of breast cancer as distinct molecular subtypes that have prognostic value using cutting-edge cancer genomics tools.
A new report in the journal Science describes how the virus can jump species, including to mice – a finding that has major implications for researching the disease and host immune responses to the virus. Jason Whitmire, PhD, and Stanley Lemon, MD, led the research team.
Biology discovery: tight DNA packaging protects against ‘jumping genes,’ potential cellular destruction
UNC study indicates that the “heterochromatin” form of DNA packaging mainly guards against virus-like genetic elements that destroy genes and destabilize the genome, a precursor of disease.
Pilot funding catalyzes progress on gene editing tools and algorithms to better predict pediatric drug safety.
The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and genetics for the annual award in honor of Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.
In the journal npj Breast Cancer, researchers reported they identified a particular gene expression pattern in normal-appearing breast tissue around tumors that was linked to lower 10-year survival rates for women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD, will take over July 1 from Terry Magnuson, PhD, who will become the vice chancellor for research at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Cancer patients with the EZH2 gene mutation could benefit from a new therapy UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger researchers have now tested successfully in lab models.
Kathleen Rao, PhD, was Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Research Professor of Genetics in the UNC School of Medicine; and Director of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory in UNC Hospitals. She died March 24. A memorial service will be held Monday April 4 at 3:30 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church.
Genetics ResearchKit study invites women to provide DNA samples to help researchers analyze genomic signature of postpartum depression.
Led by UNC School of Medicine’s Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD, a team of geneticists found how the gene R2d2 distorts cell division across generations to affect fertility.
A renowned geneticist whose work spans disciplines will take the top research post at UNC-Chapel Hill
Praveen Sethupathy, PhD, earns early-career ADA award to research innovative ways to treat people with diabetes.
Led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, the five-year multi-lab effort lays the groundwork for developing treatments.