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Genetics

Protein power
Study probes the relationship between genetics, proteins, and disease risk
Published May 11, 2022
A groundbreaking collaborative study led by Johns Hopkins researchers has uncovered novel insights into genetic determinants of health and generated data that could lead to a better understanding of racial health disparities
Giants of the genome field
Published Spring 2022
Bert Vogelstein and Ken Kinzler continue their decadeslong search for cancer's elusive cure / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Immunogenetics
Large-scale bovine vaccine study reveals the role of genetics in immune response
Published April 22, 2022
In largest personalized immunogenetics study to date, computer scientist Yana Safonova discovers the DNA sequences that control vaccine response in cows, opening the door for further immunogenetics research in humans
Genetics
Uncovering the secrets of a model plant genome
Published Nov 15, 2021
Results have implications for understanding human genes, says Michael Schatz, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Biology
Biotechnology
Researchers partner with industry to create better gene therapy tools
Published July 15, 2021
A team from the Institute for NanoBioTechnology has streamlined the creation of new viral vectors for delivering gene therapy to patients
Andrew Holland receives President's Frontier Award
Published Feb 15, 2021 Video
The $250,000 Johns Hopkins award recognizes scholars who are on the cusp of becoming leaders in their fields
Genetics
CRISPR-Cas9 'scissor' tool may be a genetic 'dimmer switch' as well
Published Jan 29, 2021
Molecular biologists and geneticists from Johns Hopkins identify the role of specialized RNA in repressing gene activity
Genetic sequencing
Johns Hopkins team develops software that cuts time, cost from gene sequencing
Published Dec 4, 2020
The open-source software has the potential to 'forever change how DNA sequencing is done,' according to computational biologist Michael Schatz
Neuroscience
Nature, meet nurture
Published Fall 2020
"Nature versus nurture" may roll off the tongue, but in Unique: The New Science of Human Individuality, neuroscientist David Linden argues that most traits fall somewhere between the two. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Genetics
New genetic analysis method could advance personal genomics
Published Sept 10, 2020
Biomedical engineer Alexis Battle develops software that, if paired with expanded sample collection practices, could help identify more causes of genetic disorders