Gene Linked to Higher Risk for Premature Menopause

Using three different software technologies including pVAAST and VAAST, developed at the USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery at the University of Utah, investigators discovered a mutation in one gene, POLR2C, linked to a higher risk of premature menopause.

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Base2 Genomics wins USTAR Technology Acceleration Award

Base2 Genomics has won a USTAR Technology Acceleration award to commercialize their platform for whole genome diagnostics with proprietary technologies for accurate CNV and SV discovery and interpretation.  Read more in this Gephart Daily local news feature.  

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Genomic Diversity And Evolution In The Rock Pigeon

New work from the Shapiro and Yandell labs show that feathered feet in pigeons are more akin to wings at the molecular level.

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Unraveling the Genetics of Autism

Investigators Hilary Coon, Gabor Marth, and Aaron Quinlan have been awarded a SFARI grant from the Simon’s Foundation for Autism Research to study the genetic causes of Austism Spectrum Disorder.

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Team IOBIO releases gene.iobio

The Marth laboratory at the USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery has created gene.iobio, a genomics software tool for real-time analysis of disease-causing genetic variants over the web.