Tagged: genes

CRISPR-based obesity treatment shows promise for other diseases

A recent study by Nadav Ahituv, PhD, showed that obesity caused by a gene mutation could be treated in animal models.

Voigt and Synthetic Biology: Art Meets Calculus

Christopher A. Voigt, PhD, faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, is studying how to engineer living systems to solve widespread problems of society, such as our dependence on petroleum-based fuels.

Genotyping Could Lead to Stereotyping

While tailoring medications to a group's genetic ancestry can be important, scientists warn that these generalizations might also be misleading. UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member and pharmacogenetics and asthma researcher Esteban Burchard, MD, comments at the Genomics, Race, and Health Disparities Conference held in Oakland, California on August 18 and 19, 2006.

Voigt Pioneers Field of Synthetic Biology

Christopher A. Voigt, PhD, UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist, and colleagues are engineering bacteria to target tumors and create images. This work is part of the emerging field of synthetic biology, which aims to create new biological parts, systems, and tools, and redesign existing biological systems for useful purposes, including: