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Past is Prologue: Genetic ‘Memory’ of Ancestral Environments Helps Organisms Readapt

U-M Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Jianzhi Zhang finds that organisms carry long-term “memories” of their ancestral homelands that help them adapt to environmental change. May 22, 2020. #5mins #web-article #MichiganNews #Environment/Sustainability ...


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What the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Reveals

U-M researchers study the genomes of SARS-CoV-2 to understand the origin of COVID-19 and how it has spread through a population. May 15, 2020. #5mins #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #Health/Wellness #COVID-19 #SARS #Genetics ​


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Discovery of protein’s configuration could lead to more effective anti-obesity treatments

A U-M team of researchers have found a new protein that can help human metabolism and could open the door to better treatments for obesity and other metabolic disorders. April 23, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #LifeSciencesInstitute #HealthandWellness ...


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Free coronavirus sequencing kits for researchers offered by U-M startup

U-M startup Arbor Biosciences is providing free kits to capture the genetic code of virus samples to help learn about how COVID-19 has evolved enabling it to change from an animal disease to one that can be passed from one human to another. March 16, 2020. # #universityofmichigan...


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Instructions for Life: How Food, Stress, and Our Genes Shape Our Health

U-M School of Public Health experts unpack how our genes respond to changes in our diets, stress levels, and exposure to toxins, and they explain how this impacts human health. February 7, 2020. #15-30-mins #PublicHealth #podcast #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness ...


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U-M Spinoff Offers Free Coronavirus Test Kits to Researchers

Michigan Engineering assistant research scientist Jean-Marie Rouillard and director of genomics at Arbor Biosciences Alison Devault answer questions concerning coronavirus test kits and what they can do. March 11, 2020. #featured # #Engineering #web-article ...


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BMI Over Time Beats Genetics in Predicting Future Obesity

Michigan Medicine Frankel Cardiovascular Center cardiologist Venkatesh Murthy discusses her research findings that BMI from 25 years ago is a better predictor of obesity, as compared to genetic testing. January 8, 2020. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab ...


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The Received Wisdom Podcast: Episode 3: Considering Ethical Responsibility in Science and Technology ft. Nicholas Carr

Ford School of Public Policy Professor Shobita Parthasarathy and colleague produce another podcast episode, focusing on ethical considerations and responsibilities of scientists, especially with the rise of technologies like gene editing. December 9, 2019. #30-60mins #PublicPolicy ...


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Genetic Testing for Inherited Risk for Cancer

Michigan Medicine gives an overview of why genetic testing could help in determining if someone is at risk for cancer. December 18, 2019. #5-15mins #Medicine #video #MichiganMedicine #Health/Wellness #Medicine #Genetics #Cancer


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Older Adults' Views on Genetic Testing

U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging presents the results of a survey about older adults' views on genetic testing. The study details some reasons why older adults feel compelled to take genetic testing and others wish to avoid it. October 1, 2018. # #Medicine #web-article ...