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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.
A team of Northwestern Medicine investigators identified a specific gene as a key regulator of immune cells called invariant natural killer T cells, which may present therapeutic potential for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
The development of oligodendrocytes are heavily influenced by an RNA epigenetic regulation mechanism, according to a new study.
Using mathematical modeling and optical imaging they developed themselves, a Northwestern University research team has discovered how chromatin folds at the single-cell level.
People who carry genetic mutations associated with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease may exhibit minor symptoms long before the disease progresses to affect daily life, according to a study of over 300 patients.
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Levels of African ancestry in a person’s genome determines the level at which certain genes are expressed, findings that could offer insight into the different risk of diseases.
Scientists have discovered why a specific genetic mutation causes intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder in children.
A new machine-learning tool demonstrates the clinical potential of ‘junk DNA’ methylation in hepatitis C-associated liver cancer patients without the need for expensive testing.
The tissue environment and chronic exercise can both influence gene expression in skeletal muscles, according to a study published in PLOS Biology.
A one-of-a-kind drug created to treat a single patient passed a crucial test at Northwestern, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have created a small molecule that reduces expression of MYC, a cancer-causing protein involved in a wide variety of cancers.
Northwestern and Cell Press hosted a symposium on transcriptional regulation, welcoming more than 350 attendees from around the world.
Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD, has received a New York Stem Cell Foundation – Robertson Investigator Award to study the origins of ALS and pediatric epilepsy.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new strategy to treat Parkinson’s disease by mitigating the effects of harmful genetic mutations, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a protein that helps reprogram HER2-positive breast cancer cells to survive in the brain, according to a recent study.
A new blood test can identify early-stage liver cancer, allowing clinicians to start treatment early, according to a new study.
A molecule drastically reduced toxic proteins in human neuron cells with Huntington’s disease, representing a potential therapy for the deadly degenerative disease, according to a new study.
A new study has found that a particularly deadly form of pediatric brain tumor may have a weakness that could inspire future treatments.
Scientists have identified a new gene that can inhibit a multi-protein complex, possibly increasing the risk of cancer, according to a new study published in Science Advances.
Slowing mutant fruit flies’ metabolic rates can prevent detrimental effects of many genetic mutations, according a new study published in the journal Cell.
A new study published in Developmental Cell discovered a link between a previously unknown mitochondrial process and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Type 2, a genetic neuropathy.
Feinberg partnered with Nature Genetics and Nature Medicine to host the Chicago Science 2019: Epigenetics and Genome Editing conference.
Arthur Prindle, PhD, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, has been named a Pew Biomedical Scholar.
Low- and moderate-intensity exercise improved muscle, heart and breathing function in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern scientists have discovered how certain genetic mutations can weaken protein “quality control,” identifying a pathway that may contribute to neurodegenerative diseases.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has demonstrated that a combination of two mutations makes a form of pediatric brain tumors more deadly.
Northwestern scientists have identified a new function for a transcription factor called BCL6, finding that it switches off genes involved in lipid metabolism.
A gene involved in male hormone production plays a major role in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome, according to a recent study.
A team of scientists has identified new genetic regions associated with asthma in people of African ancestry, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study found that patients with glioblastoma responded better or worse to immunotherapy depending on the presence of certain mutations in their tumors.