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Scientists from around the world attended a symposium at Columbia to celebrate the 80th birthday of Tom Maniatis and his contributions to the field of molecular biology.
In the GUARDIAN study, the genomes of newborns are being scanned to identify children who have one of hundreds of treatable and preventable rare genetic conditions before symptoms emerge.
A new study led by Columbia researchers may provide important clues to the causes of autism across the full spectrum of the disorder.
To make genetic tests clinically useful for non-European groups, we must focus on efforts that take group concerns into account.
- February 24, 2021
By deploying CRISPR to make the smallest mutations, researchers are learning how subtle changes to genes contribute to disease.
- December 22, 2020
In children with certain autism mutations, the diversity and severity of symptoms are often related to the identity and properties of gene units, called exons, targeted by the mutations.
- October 28, 2020
The most detailed analysis to date of CRISPR genome editing in human embryos finds a significant risk of chromosomal abnormalities when using the technique at the earliest stage of human development.
- August 12, 2020
Columbia researchers have uncovered an array of new genes that cause stillbirth, significantly increasing the understanding of the genetic foundations of a common, but little studied, condition.
- June 16, 2020
Genetic changes that were believed meaningless may play an important yet overlooked role in human diseases, including breast cancer, a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center finds.
- April 2, 2020
Based on the book by Columbia oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, the documentary also features Wendy Chung, David Goldstein, Samuel Sternberg, and Nancy Wexler. The two-part series airs April 7 and 14.
- August 15, 2019
By participating in one of the world’s largest genetic studies, New Yorkers will help bring precision medicine to their communities, Columbia’s David Goldstein explains.
- July 8, 2019
Columbia's Sandra Soo-Jin Lee leads a national study on the inclusion of ethnic minorities in genetic studies with a goal of enhancing precision medicine.
- October 11, 2018
A new study shows how certain cells ‘cheat’ during cell competition to eliminate their neighbors and take over tissues; the findings could point toward new strategies for treating cancer.
- September 17, 2018
A new study finds that regulatory gene variants can affect the severity of a genetic disease among people with the same protein-coding mutation.