Colossal Biosciences, Vertebrate Genomes Project Publish First High-Quality Reference Genome of African Elephant

by | May 19, 2023
Last year, the partnership announced a near complete sequence of the Asian elephant genome. Colossal and VGP said the sequencing work is part of a long-term effort to ensure the survival of elephant species in the face of climate change, deforestation, and disease.
UTSW Researchers Find Autoantibody Linked to Rare Disorder That Destroys Fat
by | Feb 21, 2023
The UT Southwestern researchers discovered the first molecular biomarker for AGL, a rare disorder in which fat deposits are destroyed, causing patients to have dangerously low body fat, signs of accelerated aging, and severe metabolic diseases including diabetes and fatty liver.
TAMEST Honors UT Southwestern Researcher for Work on Parasitic Disease
by | Jan 20, 2023

An associate professor of pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas will receive the 2023 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Biological Sciences from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) for increasing the understanding of schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic worms that infect hundreds of millions of the world’s poorest people, including children....

UTSW Scientist: ‘We Need More Women Thinking Creatively in the Lab and Pushing Science Forward’
by | Oct 8, 2020
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded to two female scientists for the development of CRISPR as a gene-editing tool, is a revolution, according to a pair of UTSW scientists. UTSW's Eric Olson and Rhonda Bassel-Duby use the technology in their work to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Olson also is the co-founder of biotech Exonics Therapeutics, which exited last year in a deal roughly valued at $1B.

Discovery: UTA Investigates Coral Reef Disease; SMU Team Tests New Chemo Approach

by | Jun 14, 2019
You’ll also find out about a McKinney-based scientist who’s been invited to join the Scientific Advisory Council by the Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaborative in this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.
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Discovery: UT Southwestern Earns Top Ranking, UNT Prof Helps Unravel Disease’s Genetic Risk Factors
by | Jun 7, 2019
Also, you’ll discover a UT Dallas postdoctoral researcher who was named to the Grass Fellowship Program, and CASPR Group’s new partnership and product in this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.
North Texas Genome Center Seen as Boon for Health Care, DFW Economy
by | Mar 2, 2018
The new center, on the campus of UT Arlington, will be available to academic and corporate researchers. Official said it could help elevate the region as a leader in precision medicine.