News Clips for Dec. 12, 2018

Trump Administration Scrutinizes Fetal Tissue Research

The Trump administration in September launched a comprehensive review of all research involving human fetal tissue, which has helped researchers make headway in studies of macular degeneration and infectious diseases like HIV and the Zika virus.

The Latest Breakup Trend and What It Says About Your Ex

Ghosting's opposite is orbiting, and new research shows why it's so distressing.

Can We Blame Our Genes for Our Decisions?

Forget meditation, forget ayahuasca ceremonies and mindfulness practice. Today, knowing yourself is as easy as swabbing your cheek. Home genetics tests like those offered by 23andme are becoming readily affordable—just $69 for a test kit—and they offer an unprecedented look at our personal blueprint.

Personalized medicine tool for inherited colorectal cancer syndrome

An international team of researchers has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for identifying the genetic changes in Lynch syndrome genes that are likely to be responsible for causing symptoms of the disease.

Researchers develop personalized medicine tool for inherited colorectal cancer syndrome

An international team of researchers led by Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for identifying the genetic changes in Lynch syndrome genes that are likely to be responsible for causing symptoms of the disease. The results were published this week in the journal Genetics in Medicine.

A gene-based approach to regenerating spinal cords; new insight into resistant lung cancer

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified gene regions that are “constrained,” meaning they respond poorly to change. They believe that gene mutations in these regions are associated with seizure disorders, congenital heart defects and other serious conditions that affect children. They created a map of the regions using more than 120,000 genomes from the Genome Aggregation Database, a catalog of sequencing data from several large-scale studies. Most of the constrained regions they discovered are associated with developmental disorders and could help point to new causes and potential therapies for these diseases, they reported in the journal Nature Genetics.

Jim Dabakis Joins Growing List Of Candidates Challenging SLC Mayor Biskupski

State Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, who is retiring from the Legislature at the end of this year, revealed his next political endeavor Tuesday morning: running Salt Lake City mayor.