Aug. 23, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that oxidative damage may play an important role in the development of a rare cholesterol synthesis disease and in the behavioral changes of autism spectrum disorders.
Apr. 14, 2017—Geneticists have developed an effective new method for identifying the genes that produce the chemicals plants use to protect themselves from predators, which are an important natural drug source.
Mar. 3, 2017—A newly identified genetic risk factor for heart block after surgery may help guide the course of postoperative care.
Feb. 23, 2017—In a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, Vanderbilt University’s Jonathan Mosley, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues use genetic correlation to hitch together two unrelated sets of data, one from a longstanding epidemiological cohort and the other from electronic health records.
Oct. 11, 2016—Genetic variation in GABA-A receptors confers risk for inherited forms of epilepsy.
Feb. 11, 2016—The first study that directly compares Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of a significant population of adults of European ancestry with their clinical records confirms that this archaic genetic legacy has a subtle but significant impact on modern human biology.
Jan. 5, 2016—A genetic test that suggests a patient may be at increased risk for potentially fatal heart rhythms is very often not as ominous as it sounds.
Nov. 11, 2015—An interdisciplinary team of biologists and medical researchers have created a new platform, which they call GEneSTATION specifically designed to leverage the growing knowledge of human genomics and evolution to advance scientific understanding of human pregnancy and translate it into new treatments for the problems that occur when this complex process goes awry.
Jun. 11, 2015—Using revolutionary CRISPR technology, Vanderbilt investigators have developed a fast and simple method to simultaneously turn off multiple genes in order to study complex diseases.
Apr. 7, 2015—It’s a story of love and determination and a debilitating lifelong disorder. A son’s rare genetic disease has led his mom to become a scientist at Vanderbilt University. Watch this VUCast Extra and a mom’s race against time.
Feb. 5, 2015—A nurse practitioner at the Vanderbilt Hereditary Cancer clinic is expected to be one of the first nurses in the country to receive a newly created certification in Advanced Genetics Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Jan. 22, 2015—Prospecting for genes that might be implicated in cancer, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center research team has struck pay dirt.