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genetics

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
Genomics
The code breakers
Published Spring 2020
From tomatoes to cancer cells, Michael Schatz and others at Johns Hopkins go deep inside genomes to unlock the secrets to life's variety / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Cellular snapshots
Study suggests a genetic 'butterfly effect'
Published June 28, 2019
Study examines stem cells as they differentiate into heart muscle cells, finding that small, fleeting genetic mutations can affect disease risk over time
Biomedical engineering
A cancerous needle in a haystack
Published Oct 15, 2018
Device developed at Hopkins enables scientists to detect the presence of genetic changes that allow cancer to grow
Genetics
A safer route for gene therapy
Published Oct 3, 2018
Study shows delivering gene therapy to the liver via endoscope could make treatment less risky, more effective
Biostatistics
Understanding genetic architecture
Published Aug 13, 2018
Method for identifying how different traits and diseases are influenced by genetics could lead to better-designed studies, researchers say
Neuroscience
From bench to bedside and back
Published Summer 2018
Neuroscientist Richard Huganir studies a genetic mutation that contributes to intellectual disability / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Spider sense
Mysteries of the web
Published Dec 18, 2017 Video
Researchers aim to determine how spiders are able to build webs from spatial memory
CRISPR
Optimizing a cutting-edge technology
Published Dec 1, 2017
What's the best way to edit genes with CRISPR? Scientists propose 'rules' to improve consistency, efficiency