HudsonAlpha genetic counselor discusses whether women should be tested for breast cancer gene mutations
HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Actress Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. She learned this after a test showed that she was 87 percent likely to develop breast cancer. This has left many women wondering if they should be tested for this genetic abnormality as well.
HudsonAlpha researcher Jian Han, M.D., Ph.D., teams up with UAH researcher to identify invasive plant species
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — University of Alabama in Huntsville assistant biology professor Dr. Leland Cseke and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology researcher Dr. Jian Han have joined forces to identify invasive plant species that are sneaking into the United States because they look just like desirable crops or ornamentals.
NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 -- As part of the recent Plant and Animal Genomic Conference held in San Diego, Calif., Dr. Don Jones of Cotton Incorporated presented the 2012 Cotton Biotechnology Award to five outstanding researchers that were instrumental in mapping the cotton genome. The diverse and talented team, composed of Dr. Andrew Paterson, Dr. Jonathan Wendel, Mr. Jeremy Schmutz, Dr. Dan Peterson and Dr. Dan Rokhsar, led the collaborative international effort to complete the first "gold standard" Gossypium genome sequence.