Detailed cell maps of the human brain bring new treatment possibilities 

In Yang Eric Li’s newly published paper in Science, A comparative atlas of single-cell chromatin accessibility in the human brain, he and his colleagues revealed the largest maps of the human brain, uncovering new information that was never available before. 

Genetics professor receives R01 grant (Links to an external site)

Guoyan Zhao, PhD, recently received her first R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a milestone achievement. WashU Medicine has risen to No. 3 among U.S. medical schools in total NIH research funding support.

Genetics department hosts NHGRI-funded consortia meetings

The Genetics Department at Washington University coordinates the effort of hosting meetings of National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)-funded consortia. The consortia meetings span 5 days from 9.11 – 9.16 and took place on Washington University School of Medicine campus.

The gene-environment enigma (Links to an external site)

Personalized medicine centers on being able to predict the risk of disease or response to a drug based on a person’s genetic makeup. But a study by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that, for most common diseases, genes alone only tell part of the story.