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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
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
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
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
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
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