NASA and collaborating institutes, including Stanford, have examined the molecular and genetic differences between two twin astronauts.
Author: Hanae Armitage
Flagging a cholesterol-raising disease using AI
Stanford researchers have created an algorithm to detect familial hypercholesterolemia, a hard-to-diagnose genetic disease.
CRISPR yields new potential “bubble boy” gene therapy
Stanford scientists and collaborators have harnessed CRISPR to replace the mutated gene underpinning the devastating immune disease, SCID-X1.
Countdown to Big Data in Precision Health: Robots that are here to help
Maja Matarić, a robiticist at the University of Southern California, plans to speak about socially assistive robotics at Big Data in Precision Health.
Genetic counseling in short supply in Mexico
New research has found that many regions of Mexico lack genetic counselors; increased outreach and training could help, Stanford researcher suggests.
Immune cell turned biomarker: Predicting severity of lung scarring
By scouting for a particular immune cell in the blood, scientists can tell which patients with a lung-scarring disease are at higher risk for death.
Registration now open for Stanford’s Big Data in Precision Health conference
The seventh annual Big Data in Precision Health conference will be held May 22 and 23 on the Stanford campus; registration is now open.
Immune cells engineered to tattle on suspicious cells in the body
Scientists have modified immune cells, imbuing them with the ability to not only detect, but reveal, the presence of a tumor.
A cell’s “self-destruct” function could yield new therapies
Scientists studying cell death are working to understand how the body protects itself from disease and use that information to form better treatments.
Promoting safer routes to school through citizen science
Documenting the safest routes to walk to school through a phone app can increase the likelihood that kids will bike or walk to class.
Gene-editing causes accidental changes — scientists now have a new way to track them
Scientists at Stanford have developed a tool that helps them track "off-target" gene edits that come as an accidental result of gene editing.
Master your mind: A challenge from WELL for Life
This challenge asks participants to recognize when negative thoughts are occurring and try to diffuse them when they turn worrisome or distracting.
New antibiotics are desperately needed: Machine learning could help
Scientists have created an algorithm that works to generate and refine DNA sequences that are likely to code for antimicrobial proteins.
Protein swap: Improve your health and the planet by eating fewer animals and more plants, researchers suggest
A new review of protein consumption recommends cutting back on overall protein consumption and shifting from meat-based proteins to plant-based proteins.
Juul instigated a “nicotine arms race”, researchers say
Experts studying nicotine and e-cigarette norms say that Juul has instigated a "nicotine arms race," causing a shift across the e-cigarette industry.
When will dengue turn life-threatening? Researchers identify genes that provide a tell
Stanford scientists have devised a way to predict the severity of dengue cases using a set of 20 genes and specific expression patterns.