Partnership Bolsters Childhood Cancer Research

Partnership Bolsters Childhood Cancer Research

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and UCSC Treehouse Scientists Embark on Genomic Data Sharing SANTA CRUZ, CA – October 16, 2018  – Last month, scientists from the UCSC-based Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative welcomed Dr. Elaine Mardis and other members of the...
Biomolecular engineer Angela Brooks named Pew Scholar

Biomolecular engineer Angela Brooks named Pew Scholar

June 14, 2018 | UCSC News | By Tim Stephens The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Angela Brooks, assistant professor of biomolecular engineering at UC Santa Cruz, a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Brooks will receive a $300,000 award over four years to support...
A New Genetic Clue to How Humans Got Such Big Brains

A New Genetic Clue to How Humans Got Such Big Brains

Three genes that appeared during our early evolution probably increased the number of neurons in our heads—but at a cost. ED YONG | The Atlantic 5/31/18 It started with some blobs of brain-like tissue, growing in a dish. Frank Jacobs, then at the University of...