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genetics

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
Genetics
Revising the genome
Published Winter 2017
CRISPR lets scientists edit our genetic source code. This is going to be interesting. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Genetic disorders
Heart failure reversed in Marfan mice
Published Nov 16, 2017
Study: Increasing stress on Marfan hearts—even at levels well-tolerated in other hearts—can initiate heart failure
Complete wheat
Bread wheat breakthrough
Published Oct 31, 2017
Johns Hopkins researchers part of small team that solved complex genome puzzle / Nature