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Nashville Biosciences and Illumina announce agreement to establish preeminent clinico-genomic resource for life sciences research & development

Jan. 10, 2022—Nashville Biosciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has announced an agreement with Illumina, a leading genomic technology company, to realize the full potential of VUMC’s DNA databank, BioVU.

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Drug modifies epigenome in aggressive brain tumors: study

Jan. 5, 2022—A folic acid-like drug changed a DNA process within brain tumors of glioblastoma patients, according to results from a phase 1 clinical trial.

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Game theory points to new DNA data privacy solutions

Dec. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt research is blazing a trail for the application of game theory to genomic and health data reidentification risk.

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Study shows how a protein coding gene confers breast cancer susceptibility during DNA transcription

Sep. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center research is providing new insights into how genetic variants convey breast cancer susceptibility by altering the transcription factor proteins that convert DNA strands into RNA.

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VUMC’s DNA podcast garners award

May. 27, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, was named Healthcare Podcast of the Year at the 2021 Healthcare and IT Marketing Community (HITMC) Awards.  

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Probing DNA damage repair

Jun. 18, 2020—After discovering a new mechanism for DNA damage repair last year, Vanderbilt biochemists now provide direct evidence for how it works.

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New tool probes gene regulation

Feb. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt biochemists got unexpected results when they used their new approach to explore the role of DNA methylation in gene regulation.

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Completing DNA synthesis

Oct. 21, 2019—James Dewar and colleagues have identified a role for the enzyme topoisomerase II in reducing replication errors during the final stage of DNA synthesis.

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Correctly copying DNA

Mar. 14, 2019—A precise understanding of how the enzyme topoisomerase II cuts DNA could lead to better anti-cancer therapies.

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DNA’s on/off switch

Jan. 17, 2019—DNA-binding “switches” represent a fundamentally new method of communication between DNA-processing enzymes, Vanderbilt researchers propose.

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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 player in DNA damage repair

Jul. 19, 2018—New findings open opportunities to understand mechanisms of DNA repair for a toxic form of DNA damage.

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