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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.
- May 29, 2013
A study of children born with severe heart defects has found that at least 10 percent of cases stem from genetic mutations that occur spontaneously early in development.
- May 23, 2013
Allergens? No. Inflammation? No. An over-active gene that interrupts lipid synthesis appears to be the cause of 20-30% childhood asthma cases.
- May 20, 2013
New computational tool translates complex data into 2-dimensional images; may allow doctors to track cancer progression.
- April 9, 2013
The largest genome-wide search for Alzheimer’s genes in African-Americans has found that African-Americans with a variant of the ABCA7 gene have almost double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
- February 19, 2013
Dr. Carla Shatz Honored With the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology
- January 8, 2013
Increasing leptin-signaling may relieve asthma in obese people: new research results from CUMC’s Dr. Gerard Karsenty.
- December 20, 2012
Two Treatments for RP Closer to Clinical Trials