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 the latest achievements, awards and honors of our faculty and staff.
Northwestern has been awarded a $12 million, five-year grant from the NIH for a research center dedicated to advancing the genetic understanding of epilepsy.
Feinberg faculty members, scientists and students learned how to move their health information technologies toward commercialization at INVOForward, a mentorship program in biomedical entrepreneurship.
A team of scientists has identified a key enhancer of Sox9 — a gene critical for male sex development — and demonstrated that deleting the enhancer results in male-to-female sex reversal in animal models.
A team from the academic and clinical arms of Northwestern Medicine has been assembled to study patient DNA and create customized therapies for Parkinson's, Epilepsy, and ALS in a model called Personalized Neurology.
Scientists are one step closer to a stem cell treatment for muscular dystrophy after Northwestern Medicine investigators demonstrated improvements in muscle tissue differentiation in stem cells.
New cross-cutting themes and a disease focus area were added to Feinberg's research strategy, strengthening the vision for years to come.
A newly discovered gene mutation may increase a patient’s risk of genetic heart disease, presenting a target for therapy or genetic screening down the road.
Two Northwestern Medicine scientists have received NIH Director’s Awards, which fund innovative research with high-impact potential.
Xinkun Wang, PhD, director of the NUSeq Core Facility, supports the research of scientists throughout the medical school with the latest genomic technologies, including next-generation sequencing.
Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program; Melissa Brown, PhD, has been named associate director of advising and Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD, the associate director of admissions for the program.
The Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling expanded from 14 to 20 students per class, preparing graduates for careers in various genetic counseling fields, including clinical, industry, research and public policy.