Genetics en Study Locates Possible Genetic Markers of Schizophrenia <p></p><p>An international team of researchers has made landmark progress on the study of Schizophrenia.</p><p>A consortium co-founded by the University of North Carolina's Patrick Sullivan reports that it's identified 108 points of genetic variation in people with the illness.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:02:30 +0000 WUNC News 39529 at Study Locates Possible Genetic Markers of Schizophrenia Duke Scientists To Help Diagnose Mystery Diseases <p></p><p>Researchers at Duke University will become part of a national network focusing on undiagnosed diseases.</p><p>The National Institutes of Health have granted $7.2 million for geneticists at Duke to look at the rarest diseases in the world, affecting fewer than 50 patients each.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:38:35 +0000 WUNC News 38651 at Duke Scientists To Help Diagnose Mystery Diseases 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 Meet Nico Katsanis UNC Tests Reliability of Human Genome in 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 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