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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

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 Institute1 week ago
👏👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿 So proud to announce that The Pew Charitable Trusts has named UC Santa Cruz Jack Baskin School of Engineering Professor and Genomics Institute affiliate Angela Brooks a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences!

Brooks will receive a $300,000 award over four years to support her research on how mutations associated with cancer cause changes in gene expression.

Brooks's research offers a more detailed understanding of how cancer genome alterations affect cellular processes -- ultimately helping to identify new cancer therapies.

Named a 2017 Scientist to Watch by The Scientist Magazine, Brooks was also recently honored with a UCSC Women in Science and Engineering award for advancing diversity as a UCSC priority.

Way to go, Angela!! 🎉

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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute1 week ago
Welcome Trevor Heathorn who recently joined as a Program Manager for the Computational Genomics Platform at the @ucsc Genomics Institute! Trevor tells us his background is in software development and managing development teams in the computer storage industry. he helped develop NAS (network attached storage) products such as SnapServer, which delivers easy-to-use network storage for SMBs (small and medium businesses) as well as clustered Enterprise Storage systems (BlueArc Titan and Overland Storage SnapScale) offering such features as High Availability, Clustered File System, Snapshots and Data Replication. Trevor joined the Genomics Institute to help make a positive contribution to the development of treatments for genetically related diseases and we're glad to have him on board. 💻🔬😊
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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute1 week ago
So proud of our 2018 graduates!

Undergrads (L2R):
Kimberly Runyan
Elton Christopher Rego
Kristine Nguyen
Crystal Ramos
Phaorenzia Thao
Alex Hancock
&
Graduate Student
Arjun Arkal Rao

All the best as you embark on your next adventure!
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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute2 weeks ago
Now that we have sequenced the human genome, what does it mean?

In The Postgenomic Condition, UC Santa Cruz professor Jenny Reardon critically examines the decade after the Human Genome Project, and the fundamental questions about meaning, value and justice this landmark achievement left in its wake.

Check out this review from The Hastings Center.

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So proud of our 2018 graduates!

Undergrads (L2R):
Kimberly Runyan
Elton Christopher Rego
Kristine Nguyen
Crystal Ramos
Phaorenzia Thao
Alex Hancock
&
Graduate Student
Arjun Arkal Rao

All the best as you embark on your next adventure! https://t.co/OCPqrLv8vQ
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2 weeks ago
Congrats to @Arrkal Rao on his successful PhD Defense! 🎉 The info produced by his software could be used in the development of a personalized cancer vaccine. So proud of this impressive open-source genomics project coming out of UCSC! #IChooseGenomics #ThinkUCSC #ThinkBSOE https://t.co/M3bkiMHGjC ucscgenomics photo
2 weeks ago
. @sciencemagazine cover: Multi-institutional, great ape genome study from @ucsc_bsoe & @hhmi's @BenedictPaten @IanFiddes + @UWMedicine @uwgenome's @zevkronenberg @pacbio's @JG_Underwood; @UCSF's O.S. Meyerson; A. Pollen & many more. Congrats! https://t.co/CYAKQv7SYA
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Organic molecules on Mars, ancient Antarctic tetrapods, and pinning down the social "tipping point" in our newest issue: https://t.co/zxIHFdWCE0 https://t.co/CxMfXq5Lpu
2 weeks ago
Compared to other organisms on the planet, our globs of gray matter are unusually big

https://t.co/gF5BzmgJCK
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The genetic and molecular mechanisms that drove this expansion are still poorly understood, but two studies published in @CellCellPress describe a new gene family unique to humans that may have played a role in building bigger brains

https://t.co/DsYFyh9rx1