60,000 years ago, when humans were migrating northward from Africa into colder climates, a single-letter DNA switch–from a G to an A–proved to help humans brave more frigid temperatures. Stanford University researchers have found, however, that this genetic change has also brought decreased height and resulted in increased risk of arthritis 1.3 to 1.8-fold in Eurasian populations.
In this edition of Glam Grads, The Stanford Daily met with Glenn Markov, a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Medicine’s department of genetics.
Researchers at the Welander Lab discovered bacteria that produce a fatty molecule thought only to exist in flowering plants.
In a study conducted by Stanford, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Mexico’s National Institute of Genomic Medicine, researchers discovered an unexpectedly large amount of genetic variation among groups indigenous to Mexico.
Stanford will collaborate with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies to lead a new Center for Excellence in Stem Cell Genomics starting this spring, in an initiative backed by a $40 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine recently published a study in Nature Cell Biology detailing their discovery that the inactivation of the sirtuin-1 enzyme (SIRT1) in mice may delay the onset of paralysis caused by demyelinating injuries like multiple sclerosis.
Students are taught how to examine a DNA sequence and given the option of studying their own genetic data.
In addition to their genes, your parent’s eating habits and lifestyle choices may also have a non-genetic effect on your lifespan, according to new research from the School of Medicine.