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Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria

May. 17, 2018—Bordenstein’s team studied Nasonia parasitic wasps, which are about the size of a sesame seed, and they serve as one of the best models to dissect and characterize the evolution of insect genomes.

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DNA damage response protein

Oct. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have determined that a previously uncharacterized protein responds to DNA replication stress and has an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the genome.

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Rheumatoid subtypes explored by PheWAS

Oct. 7, 2016—A computer-based method pioneered at Vanderbilt is being used to compare subtypes of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Creating bacterial ‘fight clubs’ to discover new drugs

Jun. 29, 2015—Chemists Brian Bachmann and John McLean have shown that creating bacterial "fight clubs" is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs.

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Genome-editing pioneer next up in Discovery Lecture series

Jan. 2, 2015—Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., recipient of a 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 8.

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Pioneers of Discovery: Computer science drives Capra’s biomedical research

Oct. 3, 2013—Tony Capra, Ph.D., is a new assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and investigator in the Center for Human Genetics Research at Vanderbilt. His goal is to use the tools of computer science to address problems in genetics, evolution and biomedicine.

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October Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Laurel Schneider

Sep. 30, 2013—Laurel Schneider, a professor of religious studies and gender and women's studies, will speak on "Animal-Vegetable-Mineral: How Do We Think About Relationality After the Genome Project?" at the Oct. 2 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box event.

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VU study brings genome’s ‘dark matter’ into light

Sep. 19, 2013—Using technology he helped develop, Vanderbilt University scientist Bryan Venters, Ph.D., has shed new light on the “dark matter” of the genome and has begun to explore a possible new approach to treating cancer.

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Untangling the tree of life

May. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt phylogeneticists examined the reasons why large-scale tree-of-life studies are producing contradictory results and have proposed a suite of novel techniques to resolve the contradictions.

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Biology, race and politics explored in upcoming Chancellor’s Lecture

Oct. 10, 2012—Is race a biological category written in our genes? Or are genomic scientists and biomedical researchers mistakenly using race to explain away health disparities among different population groups? Dorothy Roberts, the Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will explore this issue in an upcoming Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt researchers help reveal complex role of genes in autism

Apr. 4, 2012—Mutations in hundreds of genes involved in wiring the brain may contribute to the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Next My Health Chat: ‘Your Genome and the Future of Medicine’

Feb. 22, 2012—The March edition of My Health Chat will focus on the broad implications for the future of medicine presented by the sequencing of the human genome. Host Jim Jirjis will be joined March 7 by Gordon Bernard, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational research, and Dan Roden, assistant vice chancellor...

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