News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Genetic Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our members' latest achievements, awards and honors.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have shown that inhibiting a mutated gene can reduce seizure activity in adult-type diffuse gliomas, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Investigators led by Barbara Stranger, PhD, associate professor of Pharmacology, developed a guide outlining best practices for studying and testing sex-dependent genetic effects in complex traits and diseases, published in the journal Cell.
The fast motor function of prestin, a protein found in the inner ear, is essential for mammalian hearing, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Scientists have identified new genes linked to heart failure, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified pathogenic variants in two genes linked to microcephaly and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.
Genetic testing in epilepsy patients can inform treatment and lead to better outcomes in many cases, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology.
- Center for Genetic Medicine Announces New Director for Transgenic and Targeted Mutagenesis Laboratory10.12.2022
Styliani (Stella) Markoulaki, PhD, has been named the new director of the Transgenic and Targeted Mutagenesis Laboratory.
Bigger test panels are better for genetic testing in cardiomyopathy and heart arrhythmias, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered novel mechanisms underlying transcription elongation, the process of synthesizing RNA from DNA.
An immune system kinase promotes tumor inflammation and progression, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
An epigenetic inhibitor increased immune system activity in patients with ovarian cancer.
An enzymatic modifier of messenger RNA has different functions depending on its location, according to a recent study.
A deep learning model has discovered genetic variations in cancer that are undetectable in traditional genome sequencing.
Recent studies have pointed to an expanded role for non-coding RNA, according to a Northwestern Medicine review.
Investigators have discovered a new method to determine whether individual genetic variants in the epilepsy-associated gene SZT2 cause the neurodevelopmental disorder, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.