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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.
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.
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.
- March 21, 2014
New way to classify gum disease may allow for earlier detection of severe cases before loss of teeth and bone occurs.
- February 12, 2014
CUMC researchers have found direct evidence of a link between prenatal vitamin A deficiency and postnatal airway hyperresponsiveness, a hallmark of asthma.
- January 21, 2014
Common type of leukemia may start with a change in bone cells.
- January 16, 2014
Dr. Lawrence Lustig, formerly of UCSF, named chair of Otolaryngology at CUMC
- January 10, 2014
Christine Ann Denny has developed new tools that can identify specific memories in the brain and why memory sometimes fails.
- November 18, 2013
Columbia has honored Philipp E. Scherer, PhD for helping usher in a new understanding of fat and its role in diabetes and other metabolic diseases.
- September 11, 2013
A new genetic test may help determine which men with early prostate cancer can avoid surgery or other invasive treatment.
- August 21, 2013
High-risk pregnant women being recruited for a clinical trial that aims to give parents detailed information about genetic abnormalities found in utero.
- August 13, 2013
Two Columbia faculty are part of a 61-member international research team that discovered 25 epilepsy-causing mutations in new and previously identified genes.