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Tag: Genetics

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December 11, 2017

Expert Help for Patients at Risk of Kidney Cancer

UNC’s von Hippel-Lindau Comprehensive Clinical Care Center treats familial syndromes with predispositions of kidney cancer.

Cancer, Physicians

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McKay Fly Wing

May 25, 2017

In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everything

UNC scientists show how DNA is accessed and used during the journey to maturation in fruit flies, and what this might mean to our understanding of how cancers arise.

Genetics, Research

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May 12, 2017

For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromo...

UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, was the study's lead investigator.

Eating Disorders, Genetics

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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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September 1, 2016

Biology discovery: tight DNA packaging protects against ‘jumping ge...

UNC study indicates that the “heterochromatin” form of DNA packaging mainly guards against virus-like genetic elements that destroy genes and destabilize the genome, a precursor of disease.

Genetics, Research

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Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena

February 24, 2016

UNC research challenges Darwin, shows how a gene cheats Mendel’s la...

Led by UNC School of Medicine’s Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD, a team of geneticists found how the gene R2d2 distorts cell division across generations to affect fertility.

Genetics, Publications

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February 8, 2016

Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, the five-year multi-lab effort lays the groundwork for developing treatments.

Cardiology, Genetics

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The study was led by Patrick F. Sullivan

February 1, 2016

Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic r...

Proof-of-concept study provides roadmap for future research into possible associations between brain volume measures and known genetic risk factors.

Genetics, Mental Health, Neurology

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(L to R) Maureen Su

November 19, 2015

Team Science for Turner Syndrome

With seed money from the NC TraCS Institute at UNC and a Translational Team Science Award from the UNC School of Medicine, UNC collaborators uncovered an epigenetic mechanism that could be the cause of painful chronic ear infections that plague people with chromosomal and genetic conditions.

Genetics, Research

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September 22, 2015

UNC Lineberger to partner in $12 million effort to find treatments ...

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and eight other leading cancer research institutions have won a five-year, $12 million grant to try to find treatments for a group of cancers linked to mutations in the NF1 gene.

Awards, Genetics

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Jonathan Berg

May 27, 2015

A new era for genetic interpretation

UNC Lineberger researchers are collaborating through the ClinGen consortium to pinpoint disease-causing genetic variants.


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