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Many Black Americans thought to have a high risk of developing kidney disease possess a genetic variant that eradicates the extra risk, a new study from Columbia researchers has found.
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.
- 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.
- 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.