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Reflecting the breadth of the field itself, the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School houses a faculty working on diverse problems, using a variety of approaches and model organisms, and having a unified focus on the genome as an organizing principle for understanding biological phenomena.

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Ryan Lu and…
Data Journal Club

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Friday, March 29, 2019, 12 - 1pm


Genetics Seminar Room NRB 350


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Genetics Seminar Room NRB 350
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Tarsha Ward and…
Data Journal Club

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Friday, April 12, 2019, 12 - 1pm


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Genetics Special Seminar

Genetics Special Seminar


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 12 - 1pm



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Latest News

Chromosomes (red) are improperly organized and separated in a dividing worm embryo following exposure to the pesticide TCMTB. Images: Nara Shin

Slithery Sentinels

In a new study published Feb. 14 in PLoS Genetics, senior author Colaiácovo and team used...
Frederick W. Alt

Dr. Fred Alt Receives AAI-...

Congratulations to Dr. Frederick W. Alt, PhD, for receiving an AAI Career Award for ...
Susan Dymecki

Susan Dymecki Elected to...

From the President of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences: I am pleased to announce...

Epigenetics and Gene Dynamics Initiative

The Epigenetics and Gene Dynamics Initiative and Annual Symposium have become an integral part of the HMS epigenetics, chromatin and gene regulation communities, not only to bring investigators and labs closer together, but also to provide support in the form of seed and travel grants.

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RECENT RESEARCH

  • Assessing effects of germline exposure to environmental toxicants by high-throughput screening in C. elegans. Nara Shin, Luciann Cuenca, Rajendiran Karthikraj, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Monica P. Colaiácovo. PLOS Genetics, USA 2019 February. Article

  • Spt6 Is Required for the Fidelity of Promoter Selection. Doris S.M, Chuang J, Viktorovskaya O, Murawska M, Spatt D, Churchman L.S, Winston F.M. 2018.  Molecular Cell, USA 2018 November.  Article

  • Acute perturbation of Pet1-neuron activity in neonatal mice impairs cardiorespiratory homeostatic recovery. Dosumu-Johnson R.T., Corcoran A.E., Chang YJ., Nattie, E., Dymecki S. eLife, 2018 Oct. 23. Article

  • Different Neuronal Activity Patterns Induce Different Gene Expression Programs. Kelsey M. Tyssowski, Nicholas R. DeStefino, Jin-Hyung Cho, Carissa J. Dunn, Robert G. Poston, Crista E. Carty, Richard D. Jones, Sarah M. Chang, Palmyra Romeo, Mary K. Wurzelmann, James M. Ward, Mark L. Andermann, Ramendra N. Saha, Serena M. Dudek, Jesse M. Gray. Neuron, USA 2018 May 2. Article

 

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