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Vanderbilt experts discuss potential of universal genetic database to balance privacy, law enforcement concerns

Jan. 3, 2019—The pivotal role that long distance familial genetic searches played in the apprehension of the notorious Golden State Killer — and as a tool in dozens more cases since — has led experts from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to make a provocative proposal about how investigative use of DNA should be regulated.

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New breast cancer targets

May. 4, 2018—A special genetic analysis has revealed candidate genes associated with increased risk of breast cancer.

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Next Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture is May 3, featuring Ishmail Abdus-Saboor

Apr. 19, 2018—Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the School of Medicine's next Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture with the topic is "Genetic Interrogation of Neural Circuit Mechanisms for Pain."

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Mutation raises heart block risk

Mar. 3, 2017—A newly identified genetic risk factor for heart block after surgery may help guide the course of postoperative care.

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Researchers chart new informatics path in tracking disease risk

Feb. 23, 2017—In a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, Vanderbilt University’s Jonathan Mosley, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues use genetic correlation to hitch together two unrelated sets of data, one from a longstanding epidemiological cohort and the other from electronic health records.

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Vanderbilt study raises questions about reporting incidental genetic findings

Jan. 5, 2016—A genetic test that suggests a patient may be at increased risk for potentially fatal heart rhythms is very often not as ominous as it sounds.

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A “CRISPR” way to study disease

Jun. 11, 2015—Using revolutionary CRISPR technology, Vanderbilt investigators have developed a fast and simple method to simultaneously turn off multiple genes in order to study complex diseases.

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E-records shed light on drug response

Mar. 31, 2014—Electronic medical records linked to DNA biobanks are a valid resource for defining and understanding the genetic factors that contribute to drug response.

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Web tool speeds pulmonary hypertension discovery

Mar. 5, 2014—The pulmonary arterial hypertension knowledgebase (PAHKB), developed by Vanderbilt researchers, provides a useful tool for identifying PAH-related genes and signaling pathways relevant to pathogenesis.

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What makes us human?

Nov. 22, 2013—Using computational tools to search for the genetic basis of what makes us human, Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics Tony Capra and colleagues at the University of California-San Francisco have identified promising candidate regions.

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Molecular circuits in ovarian cancer

Nov. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have used bioinformatics analysis of gene expression data to describe molecular “circuits” that drive ovarian cancer.

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Amish aid study of Parkinson genetics

Nov. 11, 2013—Amish populations are valuable for genetic research because of their isolation, shared ancestry and homogeneous lifestyles.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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