August 11, 2017

Reimagining Health Care with Precision Biochemistry Research

Studies underway at Columbia University by researchers Brent Stockwell and Ruben Gonzalez could change the fate of millions of patients who die every year because existing drugs fail to treat them.
August 10, 2017

New Technique Searches ‘Dark Genome’ for Disease Mutations

‘Orion,’ a technique developed by Columbia University scientists and their colleagues, will help researchers identify disease-causing mutations in patients when current methods come up dry.
April 19, 2017

New Study Uncovers First Genetic Clues to Rare Eye Disease

Genes that cause MacTel–a rare disease of the retina–remain elusive, but a new study from an international team of researchers has narrowed the search. The researchers combed through the genomes of more than 450 patients and identified five small regions of the genome where MacTel genes are likely to reside.
January 10, 2017

Common Epilepsies Share Genetic Overlap with Rare Types

An international study led by Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian has found that several genes previously implicated only in rare, severe forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder.
December 22, 2016

New Precision Medicine Tool Helps Optimize Cancer Treatment

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a computational tool that can rapidly predict which genes are implicated in an individual’s cancer and recommend treatments.