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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 new molecular technology capable of binding to mRNA and regulating gene expression may offer a new avenue for treating diseases caused by insufficient protein levels, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Investigators have identified more than 60 previously unknown genetic variants associated with resting heart rate that may also contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
Naturally occurring variations near the human gene CHD1L may be linked to lower HIV-1 viral load in people of African ancestry, according to a new international, multicenter study published in Nature.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have revealed how a gene considered essential for histone modification regulates skin development, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.
Debra Duquette, ’92 MS, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling (GPGC), effective August 1.
An experimental drug targeting a genetic variant linked to Parkinson’s disease had no effect on patients, according to the results of a new clinical trial published in The Lancet Neurology.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have uncovered how the ALS-associated gene NEK1 disrupts neuronal function in a new study published in Science Advances.
More cases of children born with abnormal brain development may have genetic explanations than previously thought, according to a recent study published in JAMA Neurology.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new cellular model of uterine fibroids that stem from a common genetic mutation, which will accelerate further research and treatment development, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
Recent and long-term marijuana use is linked to changes in the human genome, a new Northwestern Medicine study published in Molecular Psychiatry has found.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered a novel protein region that regulates DNA transcription elongation, suggesting a new therapeutic target for treating cancers and developmental disorders, according to findings published in Molecular Cell.
As the field of biomedical research becomes more technology-driven, having access to state-of-the art technology is even more important to accelerate research and discovery.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a novel vulnerability in a subset of genes commonly mutated in cancer, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, the Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine and director of the Center for Genetic Medicine, has been awarded the 2023 Martin E. and Gertrude G. Walder Award for Research Excellence.
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.