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November 4, 2019
The New York Times

A new research study shows that a mutation in the ApoE gene offers protection from a hereditary form of Alzheimer’s disease. Yadong Huang explains to the New York Times how these new findings challenge assumptions in the field about the mechanisms that drive the disease.

November 4, 2019
Science Magazine

Researchers found that in a woman carrying a mutation that usually causes early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the presence of a second mutation protected her from succumbing to memory loss. Yadong Huang explains to Science Magazine that the case could point the way toward innovative therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s disease.

October 28, 2019
Washington Post

After years of loose enforcement, the federal regulators have begun to crack down on illegal stem cell clinics.

Gladstone researchers Warner C. Greene and Eytan Herzig collaborated with Xyphos Biosciences, Inc., and uncovered a possible multi-pronged attack on HIV aimed at reducing and controlling reservoirs of the virus that causes AIDS.

What happens when an international team of molecular biologists joins forces with a biotechnology company and a zoo?  Benoit Bruneau and Katie Pollard explain to the San Francisco Business Times how they assembled a diverse team to sequence and analyze the Komodo dragon genome, and how they hope to use that information to understand what goes wrong in congenital heart disease.

August 9, 2019
The New York Times

The world’s largest lizards, Komodo dragons, have long puzzled scientists because of their incredible speed and fearsome fighting abilities. Katherine Pollard and Abigail Lind explain in The New York Times how analyzing the Komodo genome revealed the evolutionary changes that led to their extraordinary qualities. 

July 29, 2019
Reuters

The first analysis of a complete Komodo dragon genome revealed surprising insight into the nature of these apex predators. Katherine Pollard and Benoit Bruneau explain to Reuters how adaptations to genes that control metabolism and a chemical sensing system enable the Komodo dragon to achieve near-mammalian metabolism and sniff out its prey over long distances.

July 26, 2019
Science Magazine

NIH recently announced how it will implement new restrictions on the use of fetal tissue in research. In this article, Warner Greene explains to Science Magazine how the policy is forcing a change in his experiments to discover a cure for HIV.

July 25, 2019
KQED Science

When two sisters were diagnosed with the same heart defect, doctors suspected a genetic cause. KQED explains how Deepak Srivastava and Casey Gifford used CRISPR and stem cellsto show that the malformation was caused by inheriting variants in three genes. 

July 19, 2019
STAT News

STAT News reports that recent research suggests seizures may provide insight into the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and pave the way for treatments. Lennart Mucke, who has been examining the relationship between epilepsy and Alzheimer’s since the early 2000s, comments on the studies and discusses some his work.

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