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What if doctors could demystify cancer and cure people more quickly? What if we could save threatened species by restoring the genetic diversity they once had?The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is empowering scientists all over the world to answer these questions and more. From decoding cancer to species preservation, our open-source genomics platforms are essential resources for unlocking the world’s most challenging medical and scientific issues of our time.Established in 2014.
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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute3 days ago
A team of researchers led by neuroscientists at UCSF has spent the last five years compiling the first entries in what they hope will become an extensive atlas of gene expression in the developing human brain. The researchers describe the project in the latest issue of Science, and, with the help of researchers at UC Santa Cruz, they've made an interactive version of the atlas freely available online.

"One big surprise is that region-specific neurons seem to form very early in the developmental process," says neurobiologist Tomasz Nowakowski, who led the study.

Testing the hypotheses generated from this latest atlas will hinge on researchers' ability to access and add to it, which is why Nowakowski and his colleagues collaborated with UC Santa Cruz computer programmer Jim Kent to visualize their database in an interactive, online visualization.

Read more at the links in the first comment.
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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute2 weeks ago
On Thursday, December 7th from 4-6 PM, Startup Sandbox celebrates UC Santa Cruz Jack Baskin School of Engineering faculty inventors Prof. David Haussler, Prof. Holger Schmidt, Prof. Phillip Berman, and Dr. David Munday for the Inventor Recognition Program awards they have received — and for the honor they bring to the Santa Cruz community as a whole. Startup Sandbox is very proud that these UCSC faculty members have garnered so many distinctions, including their IRP awards.

RSVP today here!: goo.gl/xsNd9q

Details:

Join Startup Sandbox for their 2nd “Play in the Sandbox” event!

Date/Time: Thursday, December 7th from 4-6 PM
Address: 250 Natural Bridges Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Get directions

Event Agenda
4-4:30 Meet and Greet
4:30:4:40 Sandbox Overview
4:40-4:50 Introduction of the IRR Award Winners
5:00-5:40 The IRP Awardees' Presentations
5:40-6:00 Closing remarks

Startup Sandbox looks forward to seeing everyone there!
Learn more about Startup Sandbox: Visit their website https://www.startupsandbox.org/
UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute2 weeks ago
👏 👏🏻👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿 Nice work!! Congratulations to all the @UCSC scientists and engineers -- including @UCSCPBSci 's Sandra Faber and @UCSC_BSOE's Jim Kent along with ten members of the @UCSCGenomeBrowser team -- named among the most highly cited researchers by @Clarivate.

#thinkUCSC

https://news.ucsc.edu/2017/11/highly-cited.html

3 days ago
Just-launched: @UCSC, @UCSF neuroscientists & computer scientists created an atlas of the developing human brain https://t.co/Wa4HWAKLjT via @rtg0nzalez in @wired_magazine https://t.co/pfxKW9kaXC ucscgenomics photo
6 days ago
Gene expression signatures may highlight patterns of selective vulnerability for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism - https://t.co/EUaDXHvJtE via @sciencemagazine. https://t.co/5DoxNDv1QK ucscgenomics photo
1 week ago
Will you attend the VGP/G10K planning meeting, held in conjunction with @PAGmeeting, next month in San Diego? We'll have a full day of structured conversation to plan, carry out VGP set up. Sign up: https://t.co/W56JPypa9R @bonesandbugs @SadyePaez hope to see you there! https://t.co/lyODbcJenI ucscgenomics photo
2 weeks ago
Thurs. 12-7, Startup Sandbox celebrates @UCSC_BSOE faculty inventors, Profs. David Haussler, Holger Schmidt, Phillip Berman, & Dr. David Munday for their Inventor Recognition Program awards — and honor they bring to the Santa Cruz community. RSVP here!: https://t.co/T2khLRBk4X https://t.co/zfo9HhuNh5 ucscgenomics photo
2 weeks ago
Congrats to all @UCSC scientists and engineers -- including @UCSC_PBSci's @jjfplanet, Sandra Faber and @UCSC_BSOE's Jim Kent and ten members of the @GenomeBrowser team -- named among the most highly cited researchers by @clarivate https://t.co/QoA3vktkYk https://t.co/t0OWA1s19L ucscgenomics photo