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Written by Sophie Kluthe, Senior Scientific Writer, Penn Medicine Communications PHILADELPHIA— The Pew Charitable Trusts named Kellie A. Jurado, PhD, Presidential Assistant Professor of Microbiology, and Colin Conine, PhD, an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Genetics, both in the Perelman…

Written by Sophie Kluthe, Senior Scientific Writer, Penn Medicine Communications PHILADELPHIA— A gene called GAS2 plays a key role in normal hearing, and its absence causes severe hearing loss, according to a study led by researchers in…

Written by Melissa Moody, Senior Scientific Writer, Penn Medicine Communications PHILADELPHIA – Popular accounts of the human genome often depict it as a long string of DNA base pairs, but in reality the genome is…

Penn Medicine News – Written by Melissa Moody A team of researchers led by Li-San Wang, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been…

by Melissa Moody, Senior Science Communications Officer New data suggest statins as a potentially helpful class of drugs to fight COVID-19, and pointing to that study, two researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at…

by Aubrey Whelan, Justine McDaniel, Jason Laughlin and Maddie Hanna.  Elizabeth Bhoj and her husband sought to help people affected by tear gas or injuries – “It’s hard seeing people trying to find a voice who have had theirs…

By Marilynn Marchione Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. One new study found that heart attack survivors benefited from a medicine…

By Nala Rogers It’s an appealing story because it’s simple. Modern humans arose in a fertile wetland centered on what is now northern Botswana, then spread northeast and southwest in two migration waves between 130,000…

A new genetic study suggests all modern humans trace our ancestry to a single spot in southern Africa 200,000 years ago. But experts say the study, which analyzes the DNA of living people, is not…

Three decades ago, a white couple I know was awaiting the birth of a baby they were adopting. Not long after the delivery, the pediatrician called. “This may be a child of color,” he informed…

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