Genetics http://wunc.org en Meet Nico Katsanis http://wunc.org/post/meet-nico-katsanis <p>What can fish teach us about ourselves? Nico Katsanis thinks there might be quite a bit. He’s planting human genes in zebrafish to see what he can learn about brain development. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:23:00 +0000 Shawn Wen 4515 at http://wunc.org Meet Nico Katsanis UNC Tests Reliability of Human Genome in Diagnoses http://wunc.org/post/unc-tests-reliability-human-genome-diagnoses <p>Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are studying how doctors might use human genome sequencing in their private practices. The university is one of five institutions to receive a $6.4 million grant for the project. Scientists have spent the last two decades identifying and mapping each of the three billion groups of molecules that make up human DNA. UNC School of Medicine doctor Jim Evans says the next step is developing genomes as a reliable way to identify genetic diseases.<br> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7073 at http://wunc.org NC Voices: Gene Testing http://wunc.org/post/nc-voices-gene-testing <p>Since experts mapped the human genome, the continuous flow of new information has affected decisions people are making about their health. As part of our series, "North Carolina Voices: Diagnosing Health Care," producer Susan Davis considers what people learn from genetic testing and if it’s always helpful. When Susan’s father died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1992 experts were not sure if there was a genetic link to the disease. But now they’re sure. And there’s a test she could take to find out if she has it. Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:57:00 +0000 Susan Davis 17099 at http://wunc.org