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University of Utah's Role in Angelina Jolie's Decision to Remove Her Ovaries

This morning in a New York Times op-ed piece, Angelina Jolie shared her experience undergoing a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy due to her high genetic risk for ovarian cancer. Mutat...Read More

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Should We Be Able to Genetically Modify Humans?

Genetically modified plants and livestock are already a controversial reality. But what about genetically modifying humans? The technology could potentially eradicate certain diseases that run in fami...Read More

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History of Genetics in Utah

For the past 65 years, Utah families have served as a wellspring for genetic discovery...Read More

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New Insights Into Causes of ALS

In the wake of the ALS ice bucket challenge, scientists have made important progress on discovering causes of ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Patients with...Read More

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Genetic Science Powered by Family

Representing over 7.3 million people connected to 23 million records, including vital statistics and medical records, the Utah Population Database is a powerful resource for advancing precision medici...Read More

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Is The Precision Medicine Initiative A Good Investment?

Is the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative going revolutionize health care? Is it a good investment? What is it, exactly? Dr. Will Dere, director for the Program for Personalized Health at...Read More

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The Need For Speed

The USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery is expanding the UGP genome analysis pipeline to meet oncoming demands. It's expected that one million people will want their genome sequenced by 2016 to hasten ...Read More

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Knowing Medical Histories of Uncles, Great-Grandfathers Helps Determine Prostate Cancer Risk

A study led by Utah Genome Project investigator Lisa Cannon-Albright, PhD, shows that looking at whether a man’s uncles and great-grandparents, among other second- and third-degree relative...Read More