Jawless Lamprey Takes a Bite out of Oncogene Evolution
By carefully tracing the evolution of a select number of cancer-causing genes in a variety of species, the researchers evaluated which animals are — and are not — effective in gauging how an analogue of those genes in humans can lead to cancer. What they found is surprising: jawless fish such as lampreys share significant similarities in these certain genes compared to humans, while fruit flies do not.
Yale scientists develop novel genetic analysis model
After almost a decade of research, Yale scientists in partnership with scientists from Howard University have published a new genetic analysis tool that may soon change the way we differentiate between humans and chimpanzees, our close genetic relatives.Source: Yale Daily News
Dr. Raman Nelakanti Awarded the 2023 Slayman Prize in Genetics
The Carolyn Slayman prize, awarded each year by the Department of Genetics, recognizes not only achievement in scientific research but also exceptional contributions to the scientific community. This year’s recipient is Dr. Raman Nelakanti, a geneticist who recently obtained his MD-PhD from the School of Medicine.
How genetics determine our life choices
It has been 20 years since the Human Genome Project was "completed". But it quickly became apparent that the efforts to sequence and map the human "book of life" was only just the beginning. Far from closing the question of what makes our bodies tick and why they do so differently, research on the human genome has revealed a far more complex picture than anyone could have imagined. We may not realize it, but it appears that many routine aspects of our daily lives might be partially driven by our genome.Source: BBC.com
Researchers explore the role of cellular plasticity in cancer
A recently published Yale study explored how cancer cell plasticity — which refers to the ability of cells to adapt their phenotypes in response to environmental signals without undergoing genetic alterations — might impact the development, progression and treatment of cancer.Source: Yale Daily News
Multidisciplinary COPPER Center Brings a Public Health Lens to Cancer Care
Studying cancer treatment outcomes is the mission of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center, a collaborative effort of the Yale Cancer Center and the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.Source: Yale Public Health magazine