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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.
November 12, 2020 | Duke Today
Star-shaped ‘glue’ cells make it their business to govern connections between neurons
October 23, 2020 | Duke Today
Living human lung air sacs in tiny dishes promise to accelerate COVID research
October 22, 2020 | Duke School of Medicine
Transcription factor proteins are the light switches of the human genome.
September 23, 2020
Yarui Diao, Ph.D. received a U01 grant, totaling $3 million in research funding for 5 years, from 4D Nucleome Consortium (phase 2) through the NIH Common fund. Diao aims to determine the function and regulation of high-order chromatin structure on gene regulation and [...]
September 16, 2020 | Duke University
September 9, 2020
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, selected Yarui Diao to receive 2020 Genomic Innovator Awards. NHGRI honored a total of 12 early career investigators in genomics.