Putting personalized medicine to the test

March 19, 2015

By Matt Windsor | UAB Mix Blog Long before scientists sequenced the human genome, or even understood the inner workings of DNA, clinicians were practicing personalized medicine. As Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and Harold Varmus, M.D., pointed out in February in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors have been testing patients’ […]

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New study finds animals with black skin, fur are not black by chance

March 18, 2015

Animals with black skin or fur are not black by chance, suggests new research, but because the dark coloration helps them live longer. The finding adds to the growing body of evidence that black coloration isn’t just a product of genetic drift — happenstance in the course of evolution. The […]

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Women’s History Month: Honoring Rosalind Franklin and Barbara McClintock

March 16, 2015

Since 1987, the U.S. has observed Women’s History Month every March to celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. There is also a great deal of historical women who have contributed to the world of science. At the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, scientists are exploring and growing the knowledge […]

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Digital Learning Day: Honoring digital education at HudsonAlpha

March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015, marks the fourth annual Digital Learning Day, a day for education leaders to showcase innovative teachers, leaders and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. Under the leadership of Neil Lamb, Ph.D., the Educational Outreach team at HudsonAlpha offers a number of digital educational resources to […]

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Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers use proteomics to profile switchgrass

March 12, 2015

By Lynn Harris Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory If advanced biofuels are to replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on a gallon-for-gallon basis at competitive pricing, we’re going to need a new generation of fuel crops – plants designed specifically to serve as feedstocks for fuels. Researchers with the U.S. Department […]

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HudsonAlpha collaborates with high school on microbiome project

March 3, 2015

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology partnered this school year with James Clemens High School on a project to study the microbiome, or biological environment, of the school. Throughout the school year, students used sterilized swabs to collect samples of microorganisms around campus — on bleachers, in the cafeteria, in locker […]

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New ALS Gene and Signaling Pathways Identified

February 19, 2015

Findings point to potential therapeutic targets  HUNTSVILLE, Ala., CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and NEW YORK — February 19, 2015 — Using advanced DNA sequencing methods, an international consortium that includes scientists and clinicians from HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) has identified a new […]

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HudsonAlpha faculty investigator Shawn Levy discusses genomics and the future of healthcare

February 12, 2015

WAAYTV.com – Huntsville, Alabama – News Weather, Sports | In a recent interview, HudsonAlpha Investigator Shawn Levy, Ph.D., said genetics research will more than likely be able to pinpoint risk for disease in the future. “I think it’s very very reasonable to think of genomic technologies being as impactful in the […]

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Video: Jeremy Schmutz on sequencing the cotton genome

February 11, 2015

Jeremy Schmutz, head of the DOE Joint Genome Institute Plant Program and a faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, talks about how bioenergy research interests are woven into the cotton genome. In 2012, HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Jeremy Schmutz, along with the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, completed […]

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