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April 28, 2022 | Gilbert Family Foundation
The Gilbert Family Foundation, announced more than $18 million in grants to fund a new three-year campaign as part of the organization’s Gene Therapy Initiative.
April 20, 2022 | Emory News Center
What if we could regulate the way genes are expressed? That question has long intrigued researchers, and a new collaboration between Duke and Emory University helps narrow the knowledge gap by showing for the first time that mRNA can be used to activate genes in animals.
March 31, 2022 | Duke Health News
Disrupting a key cell repair mechanism could extend the benefit of targeted therapies
March 10, 2022
At Duke, mentoring isn't just about trainees' scientific development. Our faculty care about our trainees' growth as individuals too.
February 11, 2022
The Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (CAGT) provided fellowships to support postdoctoral trainees who are conducting research to develop and apply genomic technologies and methods for associated computational analyses to basic and applied biomedical sciences. We [...]
February 11, 2022 | Duke Precision Genomics Collaboratory
February 7, 2022 | Pratt School of Engineering
First approach to promote electrical excitation of heart cells in live mammals could lead to new gene therapy treatments for a wide range of heart diseases
November 16, 2021 | Duke Research Blog
October 25, 2021 | Duke School of Medicine
Jennifer Doudna, PhD, professor of chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading figure in the CRISPR revolution. Her fundamental work and leadership in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tool earned her and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020.
October 7, 2021
Anne West, MD, PhD, professor of neurobiology, received a Faculty Scholar Award from the Ruth K Broad Biomedical Research Foundation to study noncoding regulation of gene transcription in human neurons. This three-year, $375,000 grant will leverage what researchers already [...]
September 9, 2021
Duke University is the recipient of two large grants totaling nearly $12 million from NHGRI.
August 23, 2021 | Working@Duke
August 2, 2021
A CRISPR-Cas9 variant with deactivated DNA-cutting function – known as “dCas9” - is a powerful tool to help researchers understand what genes do when their expression is dialed up or down, but it has some limitations.
July 12, 2021 | Duke Translation & Commercialization
June 29, 2021
Charlie Gersbach has been awarded the John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1, 2021. Appointment to a named chair recognizes excellence in research, teaching and contributions to the university community. Gerbach is one of 22 [...]
June 16, 2021 | Pratt School of Engineering
May 6, 2021 | Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
A new $8 million NIH grant seeks to uncover more clues into what genes increase the risk of developing schizophrenia.
April 14, 2021 | Duke Today
When it comes to COVID-19, women seem to be the stronger sex
April 6, 2021 | Duke Today
Struggle for dominance leaves a mark on genes and speeds up aging
January 25, 2021 | Pratt School of Engineering
Exercising lab-grown human muscle autonomously blocks the damaging effects of interferon gamma
January 13, 2021 | Pratt School of Engineering
January 7, 2021 | Duke Precision Genomics Collaboratory
How does a fish grow back scales it has lost to be the right size? Why don’t they just keep growing? The secret lies in waves of Erk activity.
January 4, 2021 | Duke Research Blog
Claire Engstrom, a Student Researcher Working to Treat Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy by Optimizing CRISPR-cas9
Claire first got involved with on-campus research through her pre-orientation program, PSearch.
December 1, 2020
A team of biomedical engineers at Duke University has created a new way to turn stem cells into a desired cell type by mastering the language of gene regulatory networks.