September 23, 2019

A  pangenomic reference will be generated to represent varied human populations in a government-funded, multi-site effort.

August 30, 2018

A new assay, reported in Science, advances research on how various cells types interpret their genetic code

August 3, 2018

This mouse cell atlas is a resource for obtaining a deeper understanding of how specific DNA elements regulate cell type identity. 

December 22, 2017

Researchers are working on the vexing problem of a virus that shape shifts from one year to the next.

University of Washington School of Medicine Microbiologist Deborah Fuller
December 21, 2017

Deborah Fuller, a professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, talks about her research into creating a universal flu vaccine. 

August 14, 2017

The collisions promote mutations that may help bacteria adapt to stress

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Leila Gray, 206.685.0381, leilag@uw.edu

In order to fit within the nucleus of a cell, the human genome must bend, fold and coil into an unimaginably compact shape – and still function.

By studying the varied finches and tortoises of the Galapagos Islands in the 1800s, Charles Darwin realized that populations split by geographic boundaries, such as the sea, diverge as they experience different conditions.


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