Thanks to donors for student fellowships for fall 2012: ERDC, ARUP Labs, Myriad Genetics!

Thanks to the donors of student fellowships for fall 2012! We are grateful to the Educational Resource Development Council (ERDC), ARUP Labs, and Myriad Genetics for partnering with our program to fund student fellowships for fall 2012. These fellowships help to make the graduate program more affordable for our students. The fellowships not only provide…

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Dr. Mark Leppert, Department of Human Genetics, Chair recognized Kori and Rick McIntyre for their outstanding support to research at the recent SAGE meeting.

The McIntyres are parents of a six year old boy who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Carson was diagnosed with DMD at age three and their lives changed forever in that moment. They were to learn that Carson would not be able to play as other children can and he would be confined to…

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Severe Epilepsy Linked to Gene Mutation

Mutation Causes Severe Epilepsy, Febrile Seizures that strike thousands of infants, others Worldwide September 16, 2009 — University of Utah medical researchers have identified a gene with mutations that cause febrile seizures and contribute to a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome in some of the most vulnerable patients – infants 6 months…

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S.A.G.E. meeting filled with excitement

February 22, 2010 –The fall 2009 Society for the Advancement of Genetic Exploration (SAGE) meeting was held on Tuesday November 3, 2009. The evening was filled with excitement with over 100 individuals in attendance, a new record for SAGE. The new partnership between the Department of Human Genetics and the Leonardo Center brought a new…

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