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A new study finds that regulatory gene variants can affect the severity of a genetic disease among people with the same protein-coding mutation.
Lorraine S. Symington, PhD, the Harold S. Ginsberg Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
A new computer algorithm deciphers DNA’s most well-kept secrets and may help researchers find hidden links between genes and disease.
- November 23, 2017
Microscopic data recorder takes advantage of CRISPR to monitor biological surroundings.
- October 2, 2017
Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythm.
- May 30, 2017
Researchers report that CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome.
- March 27, 2017
Studies answer an old debate in developmental biology: How do cells destined to form a particular tissue or structure remember what they're supposed to be?
- January 25, 2017
Solving a 60-year-old medical mystery, a team led by Columbia researchers has discovered what causes kidney and urinary tract defects in people with DiGeorge syndrome.
- August 16, 2016
Expanded prenatal genetic testing may increase the detection of carriers for a variety of potentially serious conditions.
- June 1, 2016
Columbia oncologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about why he wrote his latest book, "The Gene: An Intimate History."
- April 25, 2016
For some types of autism, gastrointestinal problems may originate from the same genetic changes that lead to the behavioral and social characteristics of the condition.