Watch DNA Being Stolen, in Real Time

July 20, 2018

For the first time ever, we can actually see a bacterium steal a piece of DNA in real time.

In the video you’ll find at the link above, the bacterium Vibrio cholerae reaches out and grabs a free-floating piece… Read More

At-Home Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know

February 5, 2018

How is at-home genetic testing different than the genetic testing you’d get at a doctor’s office? My colleague Leigh Critzer has written an informative post over at Healthy Balance, the UVA Health System’s blog. Before you try to… Read More

We Can Predict the Severity of Your Genetic Disease

September 22, 2017

Our J. Julius Zhu, PhD, has found a way to predict the severity of genetic disease just by measuring mind-bogglingly small interactions between molecules. He and his team of international collaborators have developed a technique that lets them measure… Read More

A Condition So Rare It Has No Name

August 11, 2017

A local group, the Bow Foundation, has donated $50,000 to help our Michael McConnell, PhD, research a genetic disorder so rare it has no common name. That’s the news hook, anyway. The condition actually may not be that… Read More