Category: Genetics

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June 29, 2021

A Warning That Can Prevent Serious Disease

Genetic screening offers potentially lifesaving information.

Genetics, Genome

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March 18, 2021

What Are MPS Disorders?

This group of rare genetic disorders can have major health implications.

Genetics

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January 28, 2019

The Truth About Genetic Testing Services

Commercial genetic testing labs promise information about your health. But unless you go through your doctor, you likely aren’t getting the whole story.

Genetics

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Image of a patient and doctor having a conversation.

October 18, 2017

Should I Get Tested for the Cancer Gene?

A genetic counselor answers common questions about how to decide if genetic testing for cancer is right for you

Cancer, Genetics

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August 12, 2017

Thanks to a UNC research project, she can walk again

As UNC geneticist Jonathan Berg gears up to lead a $9.7-million renewal of the NCGENES project, we look at a story from the original study and how it changed the fortunes of a woman from Goldsboro, NC.

Gene Therapy, Genetics, Genome, News, Research, UNC Stories

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November 16, 2016

It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of musc...

The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.

Cardiology, Genetics, Vascular Health

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October 14, 2016

Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease p...

The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.

Genetics, Research

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August 17, 2016

Succeeding with Turner Syndrome

Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.

Genetics, Research, Treatment

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William Y. Kim

March 28, 2016

Study uncovers genetic differences for kidney cancer that may contr...

A UNC Lineberger-led study has identified genetic differences in tumors of African-Americans with the most common type of kidney cancer compared with whites. The researchers say the findings could help explain lower survival rates for African-Americans with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

Cancer, Genetics, Social Justice

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Illustration of blood cells in a vein.

January 20, 2016

New gene therapy treatment proves effective for rare blood disorder

Researchers at the University of North Carolina and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treated factor VII deficient dogs with normal copies of genes; three years later the dogs remain healthy with no side effects.

Genetics, Hematology, Treatment

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PhD student Maren Cannon teaches students about genomes.

May 7, 2015

NC DNA Day Continues Growth

Now in its ninth year, NC DNA Day sent 160 science ambassadors across the state to show high school students the ways that science is applicable to their everyday lives and help to demystify the path that leads to a career in science. For the first time, the program was replicated outside of the state.

Genetics

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Drs. Jon Serody

March 25, 2015

New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therap...

Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch groundbreaking immunotherapy clinical trials that will test an experimental treatment in which patients’ own immune cells are genetically engineered to fight their cancer.

Cancer, Clinical Trials, Genetics

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