An international research team that includes a University of Iowa investigator has successfully identified two areas of the human genome associated with a childhood disorder that leads to a premature closure of the bony plates of the skull. The study is published online in the journal Nature Genetics. Story
Adam Dupuy is one of 57 researchers in the United States to receive a "Provocative Questions" grant from the National Cancer Institute. He will use the funding to develop new tools to help identify genes that lead to cancer. Story
Sandra Daack-Hirsch, a clinical geneticist and assistant professor in the University of Iowa College of Nursing, is the new environmental and public health ambassador for the State Hygienic Laboratory. Story
A University of Iowa team of 30 researchers from four different colleges on campus is competing against 29 other teams from around the world to interpret complete DNA sequences from three different families in an effort to determine the medical problems each family faces.
The State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa and the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication have been honored by Genetic Alliance with a Baby's First Test Challenge Award for the production of a video about newborn screening. Story
The American Society of Human Genetics has elected Jeffrey C. Murray, M.D., professor of pediatrics, epidemiology, nursing, and biological sciences at the University of Iowa, to serve as the society's president starting Jan. 1, 2013.
University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City will host an open house event to introduce its Fragile X Clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Center for Disabilities and Development, 100 Hawkins Drive. Story