genetics

Noted and Quoted, February 2018

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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Faculty members authoring articles and being quoted by the popular media demonstrate the impact of public scholarship and expertise on current discourse surrounding many important issues. A sample of the recognition of and engagement by Franklin College faculty members during February:

Four ways that black Catholic sisters rewrote the American story, article by associate professor of history and African-American studies Diane Batts Morrow in Catholic Philly

Amazon’s labor tracking wristband has a rich history behind it, column by associate professor of history Stephen Mihm in...

ClinEpiDB launch

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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An international team of researchers has launched the Clinical Epidemiology Database, an open-access online resource enabling investigators to maximize the utility and reach of their data and to make optimal use of information released by others:

Population-based epidemiological studies provide new opportunities for innovation and collaboration among researchers addressing pressing global-health concerns. As with the vast quantities of information emerging in other fields, from economic modeling to weather surveillance to genomic medicine, the technical challenges of sharing and...

Genetics professor to lead corn pangenome project

Posted 7 months 1 week ago
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Distinguished Research Professor Kelly Dawe in the department of genetics is principal investigator on a new project to sequence the genetic diversity of the world's largest cash crop:

When the human genome was first sequenced in 2001, the project focused on a single individual. Since that time, several new genomes have been assembled and additional genetic data have been generated for thousands of individuals, producing a more complete picture of human genetic makeup, with broad implications for human health, from biomedical science to anthropology. Now, researchers plan to begin a...

Amazing Student: Stephan George

Posted 7 months 1 week ago
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Triple Franklin major Stephan George (B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; B.S. Genetics; B.S. Biology) is committed to making a difference for people with disabilities:

I am currently conducting a research project in the Wells laboratory at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. I am investigating the role that seven mutations in a gene called O-GlcNAc Transferase play in the development of intellectual disability. I also recently began a project studying the role of the sugar GlcNAc in satiety signaling via the leptin response pathway.

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Amazing Student: Brittany Jenkins

Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
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Winner of a 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, doctoral student Brittany Jenkins is committed to a career in medical research:

My research on the genetics of breast cancer health disparities has allowed me to travel many places to further my training. I am currently located in Detroit, Michigan, where I am continuing my dissertation work at Henry Ford Health System under my adviser, Dr. Melissa Davis. Moving here has afforded me an excellent opportunity to interact and network with top oncologists and clinicians, patients and other personnel...

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