UCLA astrophysicist Andrea Ghez and UC Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna, both 2020 Nobel laureates, will be joined by climate change expert Emily A. Carter.
A massive unintended experiment in animal conservation taking place southeast of Las Vegas revealed an unexpected result.
The scientists were brought together by their shared belief that genetics could be a key to finding better approaches to the pandemic.
Research brief: Even successfully treated HIV-infected adults are at increased of many diseases more commonly associated with aging.
Research brief: The new screening method looks for particular bits of DNA that have been shed by the placenta and entered the mother's blood.
Spanning medicine, math and nanomaterials, support for campus scientific studies has grown almost 40% in five years.
In pregnant mice, the maternal gut microbiata plays a key role in regulating which genes are activated in the growing brain, UCLA biologists say.
Research brief: UCLA scientists have discovered that histones act as an enzyme that converts copper into a usable form for cells.
Researchers will focus on an immunotherapy known as CAR T, which uses genetically modified stem cells to target and destroy the virus.
Research brief: Findings from a UCLA study indicate some men may not require the intensive treatment they have traditionally received.
The blood cells, part of the body's first line of defense against infection, have been notoriously difficult to genetically engineer.
The findings are critical for researchers aiming to develop muscle stem cells in the lab that can be used to combat disease.
“We hope our method could be used in the future to prepare treatments that can be performed at the patient’s bedside,” said UCLA’s Paul Weiss.
The interplay between estrogen and a key gene holds clues in the search for new therapies, biologists say.
Advanced statistical techniques enabled UCLA researchers to look backward in time hundreds of thousands of years without fossil DNA.
UCLA researchers were part of an international team to test gene therapy in people with X-linked chronic granulomatous disease.
The results should be useful to scientists studying genes involved in sleep, vision, memory and many other processes in humans.
UCLA researchers discovered differences in maternal and paternal X chromosomes that help explain sex differences in the immune system.
Degree program will help meet the rising demand for specialists trained to guide patients facing complex genetic disorders.
The study, conducted in mice, is the first to show that creatine uptake is critical to the anti-tumor activities of what is known as killer T cells, the foot soldiers of the immune system.
Arginase deficiency, which is caused by a missing or mutated version of the arginase gene, ARG1, affects about one of every 1 million babies in the U.S.
Research brief: A gene on the X-chromosome may help explain why more women than men develop autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis.
A Finnish study that included researchers from UCLA harnessed the DNA from nearly 20,000 people to identify genetic mutations that may increase the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and other diseases and conditions.
The discoveries by an interdisciplinary team of UCLA scientists could improve the diagnoses of these aggressive cancers.
The findings have implications for the conservation of rare and endangered species, in which low genetic diversity could increase the odds of extinction.