Two scientists from the University of Utah have been named to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine: geneticist Mario R. Capecchi and Vivian S. Lee, dean of the medical school. Capecchi and Lee are among 70 new U.S. members and 10 non-U.S. members elected in the class of 2015, the academy announced this week. They…Details
Science is the pursuit of truth. What could be more clear-cut than that? Yet for today’s scientists, that search can be a winding, unsettling path through a constantly evolving landscape. Funding constraints, new trends and a growing emphasis on translation has investigators worrying there may be no place for them when the ground stops shaking.…Details
A global reference for human genetic variation The 1000 Genomes Project set out to provide a comprehensive description of common human genetic variation by applying whole-genome sequencing to a diverse set of individuals from multiple populations. Here we report completion of the project, having reconstructed the genomes of 2,504 individuals from 26 populations using a…Details
An integrated map of structural variation in 2,504 human genomes Structural variants are implicated in numerous diseases and make up the majority of varying nucleotides among human genomes. Here we describe an integrated set of eight structural variant classes comprising both balanced and unbalanced variants, which we constructed using short-read DNA sequencing data and statistically…Details
PHILADELPHIA — Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, will be honored for his tremendous scientific contributions, which have had a profound impact on the understanding of cancer, including his groundbreaking work in the development of gene targeting technology, with the 12th annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research at the…Details
Please join me in congratulating Gab Kardon and colleagues on their beautiful work on diaphragm development published last week in Nature Genetics and highighted today in the New York Times by Carl Zimmer:
Matt Barber and Dr. Nels Elde got a paper published in Science, called
“Escape from bacterial iron piracy through rapid evolution of transferrin”
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NYTimes Article featuring research from the article.
The Genetics Society of America has named University of Utah Research Associate Professor Louisa A. Stark as the recipient of this year’s Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education. The award recognizes Dr. Stark’s significant and sustained impact in genetics education. According to the GSA the Jones Award is recognizes significant and sustained impact on…Details