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Written by Frank Otto, Senior Medical Communications Officer, Penn Medicine Communications   PHILADELPHIA— New “maps” of hundreds of thousands of cells related to inflammatory bowel disease shed greater light on their effects on intestinal tissues through…

2021 Kaushal Family Awards in Genetics The Department of Genetics is pleased to recognize Kamen Simeonov (MD/PhD candidate in Chris Lengner’s lab) and Tingfang Chen (postdoctoral fellow in Doug Epstein’s lab) as the recipients of the 2021 Kaushal Family Awards in Genetics, which recognizes excellence in genetic research…

In 2011, the Department of Genetics established the “Tom Kadesch Prize in Genetics” to honor the legacy of our friend and colleague Dr. Tom Kadesch. Dr. Kadesch was a member of the Genetics Department from 1984 until his death in…

Congratulations Colin for be being chosen as a 2021 Pew Scholar. Colin, among 22 other early-career researchers, will receive funding over the next four years to investigate timely questions surrounding human health and disease. His…

Please welcome our inaugural class of our Penn Genetics Summer Internship Program (PGSIP) interns who will be joining our department for a 10-week research experience starting this June! Support for this program was made possible…

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…

Congratulations to Sarah Tishkoff, Professor of Genetics and Director of the Penn Center for Global Genomics & Health Equity, on being elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Ziyue Gao, an assistant professor of Genetics and member of the Penn Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity, has been selected as a 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. This award recognizes and rewards…

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…

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