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What two sisters with a rare heart condition taught doctors about our genes | KQED Science
Tatiana and Anna Legiky have LVNC, a rare heart condition. After eleven years, their cardiologist finally knows why. Lea Starita, a research assistant professor of genome sciences, is quoted.
KQED  !UWitM  2019  regl  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  Starita.Lea 
26 days ago by uwnews
Mutant genes could supercharge efforts to decipher protein structures | Science
Mapping the atomic structure of proteins is crucial to understanding how they behave, but it’s painstaking work that typically requires dedicated, expensive facilities with supercooled, powerful magnets or stadium-size synchrotrons. Douglas Fowler, associate professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Fowler.Douglas  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2019  natl  Science.Mag 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Opinion: Gene patents should be outlawed once and for all | Bloomberg
"The practice of patenting genes, once banned by the Supreme Court, may come back soon despite a measure of horror the very idea once inspired," writes Faye Flam of Bloomberg. Work by Mary-Claire King, professor of medicine and of genome sciences at the UW, is referenced.
King.Mary-Claire  !UWitM  2019  Bloomberg  natl  UW:Medicine  Department:Genome.Sciences  genetics&dna 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Mutations lead to cellular mosaics in human tissue | NPR
Your body has about 40 trillion cells, and they all arose from a single fertilized egg. But it turns out the DNA in many of those cells is no longer a perfect clone of that original one. Dr. Jay Shendure, a professor of genome sciences and scientific director of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, is quoted.
NPR  !UWitM  2019  natl  Brotman.Baty.Institute  UW:Medicine  Shendure.Jay  Department:Genome.Sciences 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
The new techniques revealing the varied shapes of chromatin | Nature
Using a highly multiplexed form of fluorescence in situ hybridization in combination with super-resolution microscopy, researchers mapped several million bases of human chromosome 21 at 30 kilobase resolution, tracing their shape like a dot-to-dot puzzle. Brian Beliveau, assistant professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Beliveau.Brian  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2019  natl  Nature 
may 2019 by uwnews
Don’t count on 23andMe to detect most breast cancer risks, study warns | The New York Times
A study released earlier this month on DNA testing company 23andMe revealed that nearly 90% of the 100,000 participants, who carried a BRCA mutation, would have been missed by company's test. Mary-Claire King, a professor of genome sciences and of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2019  natl  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  King.Mary-Claire 
april 2019 by uwnews
The challenge of using CRISPR to knock in genes | The Scientist
Researchers are developing an array of techniques for accurately and efficiently inserting genes into DNA. Greg Findlay, a doctoral student in genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Findlay.Greg  The.Scientist  !UWitM  2019  natl  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine 
april 2019 by uwnews
Reference genome is threatening dream of personalized medicine | STAT
The human reference genome, largely completed in 2001, has achieved near-mythic status. It is “the book of life,” the “operating manual for Homo sapiens.” But the reference genome falls short in ways that have become embarrassing, misleading, and, in the worst cases, emblematic of the white European dominance of science. Evan Eichler, a professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Eichler.Evan  !UWitM  2019  Department:Genome.Sciences  natl  Stat.News  UW:Medicine  genetics&dna 
march 2019 by uwnews
University of Washington researchers create massive genetic map of organ development | GeekWire
Researchers at the University of Washington mapped the development of a fertilized mouse egg using RNA sequencing tools. The resulting dataset will serve as a reference point for how developmental diseases work on a genetic level. Dr. Jay Shendure, professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2019  Shendure.Jay  Department:Genome.Sciences 
february 2019 by uwnews
New recommendations say not all women need genetic testing for cancer — critics say it could cost lives | CNN
Primary care providers should screen women for personal, family and/or ethnic history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer to decide who should undergo genetic counseling for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended Tuesday. Mary-Claire King, a professor of genome sciences and medical genetics at the UW, is quoted.
King.Mary-Claire  !UWitM  2019  natl  CNN  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  genetics&dna  cancer 
february 2019 by uwnews
How machine learning is crafting precision medicine | Forbes
Medicine has become more and more individualized since the days of leeches and humors, but in the last 15 years, an explosion of patient data in the form of genetic information and electronic health records has sharpened the doctor’s picture of the individual patient—and of treatments tailored to their precise needs. Dr. Jay Shendure, director of the UW-based Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine and professor of genome sciences at the UW, and Dr. Pamela Becker, professor of hematology and medicine at the UW, are quoted. Su-In Lee, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is mentioned.
Lee.Su-In  !UWitM  2019  Forbes  natl  College:Engineering  Allen.School  UW:Medicine  Brotman.Baty.Institute  Shendure.Jay  Department:Genome.Sciences  Becker.Pamela 
february 2019 by uwnews
Neanderthal ancestry in Europeans unchanged for last 45,000 years | The Scientist
The findings of a new study contradict previous results from some of the same scientists that suggested Neanderthal DNA was gradually removed from modern human genomes. Kelley Harris, assistant professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
The.Scientist  !UWitM  2019  natl  Harris.Kelley  Department:Genome.Sciences 
january 2019 by uwnews
AI predicts humans have an ancestor we don't even know about yet | Popular Mechanics
Using artificial intelligence, a number of European evolutionary biologists now believe that humans have an ancient ancestor whose identity is unknown to modern science. Kelley Harris, assistant professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Popular.Mechanics  !UWitM  2019  natl  genetics&dna  Harris.Kelley  Department:Genome.Sciences 
january 2019 by uwnews
James Watson won’t stop talking about race | The New York Times
Nobel-winning biologist James Watson has drawn global criticism with unfounded pronouncements on genetics, race and intelligence. He still thinks he’s right, a new documentary finds. Mary-Claire King, professor of genome sciences and of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
King.Mary-Claire  !UWitM  Department:Genome.Sciences  New.York.Times  natl  UW:Medicine  2019 
january 2019 by uwnews
CRISPR isn’t just for editing human embryos, it also works for plants and bugs: 5 essential reads | The Conversation
As we come to the end of the year, editors from The Conversation take a look back at the stories that – for them – exemplified 2018. Work by Jay Shendure, professor of genome sciences at the UW, is referenced.
Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  Shendure.Jay  !UWitM  2018  natl  The.Conversation 
december 2018 by uwnews
Ancient cave dwellers swatted fruit flies, too | NPR
The next time you swat a fruit fly in your kitchen, take heart from the fact that people have apparently been struggling with these fly infestations for around 10,000 years. Celeste Berg, professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
NPR  natl  !UWitM  2018  Berg.Celeste  Department:Genome.Sciences 
december 2018 by uwnews
Genetically edited babies | KUOW
The world’s first genetically edited human babies have been born in China. The announcement has yet to be substantiated, but the medical and ethical repercussions could be big. The UW's Malia Fullerton, associate professor of bioethics, and John Stamatoyannopoulos, professor of medicine and genome sciences, are interviewed. [Note: This is the third story in this list]
Stamatoyannopoulos.John  Fullerton.Malia  KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine  Department:Genome.Sciences  Department:Bioethics 
november 2018 by uwnews
A new regional clinic aims to help diagnose rare disorders | The Everett Herald
This fall, the UW School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital received a federal grant to establish a regional clinic with the aim of diagnosing rare and puzzling disorders. Dr. Gail Jarvik, a professor of genome sciences and of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Jarvik.Gail  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  genetics&dna  Everett.Herald  regl 
november 2018 by uwnews
The power of personalized medicine: How tech is unlocking a new way of thinking about health | GeekWire
There have been a number of astronomical shifts in medicine over the centuries, from the discovery of antibiotics to the development of the first vaccines. But today, a new shift is happening. Jay Shendure, professor of genome sciences at the UW, was a panelist on the GeekWire Summit health tech stage.
Shendure.Jay  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire 
november 2018 by uwnews
CRISPR reworked to record a cell's own transcriptional activity | The Scientist
A team of Swiss scientists has engineered bacteria that are capable of making indelible DNA accounts of the most abundant RNAs the cells produce. John Stamatoyannopoulos, a professor of genome sciences and of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Stamatoyannopoulos.John  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl  The.Scientist  genetics&dna 
october 2018 by uwnews

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