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Category: Genome

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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Dr. Cynthia Powell and Dr. Jonathan Berg

September 4, 2013

UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns

Researchers at UNC plan to sequence the entire genome of 400 infants to determine what useful clinical data can be acquired through the tests.

Babies, Genetics, Genome, Research

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Dr. Patrick Sullivan is lead author of the study.

August 26, 2013

Study provides strongest clues to date for causes of schizophrenia

A genome-wide association analysis led by Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC identifies 22 places in the human genome that play a role in development of the mental disorder.

Genome, Mental Health, Research

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Cells infected with the KSHV virus fluoresce yellow. The KSHV virus remains dormant in more than 95 percent of infected patients. Source – UNC/Damania Lab

February 13, 2013

UNC researchers discover gene that suppresses herpes viruses

A research team led by Blossom Damania, PhD, found that suppressing the TLK enzyme causes the activation of the lytic cycle of both EBV and KSHV. During this active phase, these viruses begin to spread and replicate, and become vulnerable to anti-viral treatments.

Genetics, Genome, Research, Sexual Health

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Ned Sharpless

September 19, 2012

Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Genetics researchers at the UNC School of Medicine now have shown definitively that a small number of places in the human genome are associated with a large number and variety of diseases.

Chronic Illness, Genome, Research, Seniors

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