Dec 18, 2019
New tool reveals DNA structures that influence disease
Disruption of certain DNA structures — called topologically associating domains, or TADs — is linked with the development of disease, including some cancers. With its newly created algorithm that quickly locates and helps elucidate the complex functions of TADs, an international team of researchers is making it easier to study these important structures and help prevent disease.
Sep 17, 2019
Francesca Chiaromonte named Huck Chair in Statistics for the Life Sciences
Francesca Chiaromonte, professor of statistics at Penn State, was recently named Lloyd and Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in Statistics by the University’s Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.
Feb 15, 2017
Grant to help pave a big data highway to explore genome, enhance health
A $6.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health may help researchers leverage massive amounts of genomic data to develop medical treatments and pharmaceuticals, according to an international team of researchers.
Apr 08, 2015
Five Penn State professors honored with Faculty Scholar Medals
Huck-cofunded faculty researcher Song Tan is among the awardees.
Feb 19, 2015
Paul Medvedev receives National Science Foundation CAREER award
NSF award will provide funding for Medvedev to develop algorithms for big genomic data
Jan 19, 2015
Penn State and Geisinger announce new collaborative gene research project
Marylyn Ritchie, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and director of the Center for Systems Genomics in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State University, will lead a collaborative effort between Penn State and Geisinger Research to connect the genome data of 100,000 anonymous patients with their medical histories, in order to identify the genetic and environmental basis of human disease.
Dec 09, 2014
New video profile: Marta Byrska-Bishop
Marta Byrska-Bishop -- a Ph.D. candidate in the Huck Institutes' Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences program -- studies genomics and gene regulation in relation to inherited diseases.
Dec 07, 2014
Living African group discovered to be the most populous humans over the last 150,000 years
New genetic research reveals that a small group of hunter-gatherers now living in Southern Africa once was so large that it comprised the majority of living humans during most of the past 150,000 years.
Nov 19, 2014
Major new study reveals new similarities and differences between mice and humans
Powerful clues have been discovered about why the human immune system, metabolism, stress response, and other life functions are so different from those of the mouse.
Oct 14, 2014
Video profile: Marta Byrska-Bishop & Ross Hardison
Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences Ph.D. candidate Marta Byrska-Bishop and faculty researcher Dr. Ross Hardison study genomics and gene regulation in relation to inherited diseases.