DNA

Close up of a hand in a blue rubber medical glove holding a newborn baby's hand.

AI quickly identifies genetic causes of disease in newborns

The finding foreshadows the next phase of medicine, where technology helps clinicians quickly determine the root cause of disease so they can give patients the right treatment sooner.


A bunch of mushroom layed out on a blue picnic table.

Food claiming to have ‘wild mushrooms’ rarely does

Research reveals that food products labeled with wild mushrooms mostly contained cultivated fungi and a few poisonous mushrooms.


Asymptomatic testing available now

All U staff, students and faculty can take weekly accurate saliva tests without exhibiting symptoms, run by the Health Sciences Center Sequencing Core lab.


Honoring Karl Gordon Lark

Renowned geneticist and father of molecular biology at the U passes away.


Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered

The new study goes back further than 23andme could have ever imagined.


‘One in a Million’

A new documentary tells the story of Tyler, who lost his ability to walk, see and hear by the time he was 10. The cause remained a mystery until U of U Health scientists searched his DNA for clues.


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GENE EDITING SCIENCE AND ETHICS

Benning Lecture welcomes Jennifer Doudna, one of the developers of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, on March 21.


FINDING THE ‘CURE’

U undergrads get a taste of real research in CURE course.


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