Relatively Stable SARS-CoV-2 Genome Is Good News for a Vaccine
Relatively Stable SARS-CoV-2 Genome Is Good News for a Vaccine
The small number of genetic differences between the original strain of the novel coronavirus from Wuhan and those currently circulating in the US population indicates that a vaccine may likely offer lasting immunity.
Relatively Stable SARS-CoV-2 Genome Is Good News for a Vaccine
Relatively Stable SARS-CoV-2 Genome Is Good News for a Vaccine

The small number of genetic differences between the original strain of the novel coronavirus from Wuhan and those currently circulating in the US population indicates that a vaccine may likely offer lasting immunity.

The small number of genetic differences between the original strain of the novel coronavirus from Wuhan and those currently circulating in the US population indicates that a vaccine may likely offer lasting immunity.

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Human Mutation Rates Steady Across Groups—Except in the Amish
Human Mutation Rates Steady Across Groups—Except in the Amish
Abby Olena | Jan 29, 2020
Researchers determined that the incidence of new genetic mutations is comparable in people of different ancestries, but lower in Amish people.
Cancer Cells Increase DNA Mutations to Evade Treatment
Cancer Cells Increase DNA Mutations to Evade Treatment
Abby Olena | Nov 7, 2019
Colorectal tumor cells limit their DNA repair in response to a targeted therapy, giving them a greater chance to develop resistance to the drug.
Image of the Day: Cellular Breakdown
Image of the Day: Cellular Breakdown
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 31, 2019
Autophagy may keep cell division in check to help protect against cancer-causing DNA damage.
Image of the Day: Mouse Tails
Image of the Day: Mouse Tails
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 24, 2019
Genetic mutations create lab mice with unusually long and short tails.
Infographic: Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR
Infographic: Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR
Sandeep Ravindran | Aug 30, 2018
The disease is caused by mutations in a single gene. Can gene editing fix the problem?
Rare Disease Geneticist: A Profile of Uta Francke
Rare Disease Geneticist: A Profile of Uta Francke
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 30, 2018
The Stanford University human geneticist identified the genes and genomic abnormalities underlying numerous rare diseases, including Rett  syndrome, and advanced the field of molecular diagnostics. 
Valerie Arboleda Uses Big Data to Unravel the Biology of a Rare Disease
Valerie Arboleda Uses Big Data to Unravel the Biology of a Rare Disease
Shawna Williams | Apr 30, 2018
The UCLA geneticist examines how defects in a histone protein lead to symptoms throughout the body.
Exome Sequencing Helps Crack Rare Disease Diagnosis
Exome Sequencing Helps Crack Rare Disease Diagnosis
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 30, 2018
Clinical analyses of patients’ gene sequences are helping to provide answers where none were available before.
Scientists Reverse Their Controversial Findings of CRISPR's Off-Target Effects
Scientists Reverse Their Controversial Findings of CRISPR's Off-Target Effects
Diana Kwon | Mar 28, 2018
Last year, researchers claimed the gene-editing method had accuracy issues, but a new whole-genome sequencing analysis by the same team finds otherwise.