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2019 News

Thu Jan 17, 2019
A recent study by Nadav Ahituv, PhD, showed that obesity caused by a gene mutation could be treated in animal models using a modified version of the CRISPR gene editing system, called CRISPRa. Developed at UC San Francisco, CRISPRa (a for activation) doesn’t cut DNA like its CRISPR forerunner but...
Wed Jan 9, 2019
James Fraser, PhD, has been appointed to the Bowes Biomedical Investigator Program. Fraser studies the shapes and movements of macromolecules, a category of molecules that includes proteins and carbohydrates. Over the course of his career, he has developed several new tools for creating maps of...
Tue Jan 8, 2019
Computational biologist Michael Keiser, PhD, was recently awarded $2.5 million over five years to study neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and speed the development of new drug therapies for these diseases using machine learning. Keiser is one of 17 investigators to...