Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the largest study ever conducted of what it means genetically to be Jewish.
Perelman School of Medicine
PHILADELPHIA - Using high-throughput sequencing to map the locations of a common type of jumping gene within a person’s entire genome, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found extensive variation in these locations among the individuals they studied, further underscoring the role of these errant genes in maintaining genetic diversity.
Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine says even those with life-threatening cancer should avoid complete inactivity.
David Dinges of the School of Medicine is featured for his work monitoring the mental health of isolated volunteer astronauts.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses a DNA screening initiative in California.
Penn receives a $25.5 million gift toward research at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute.
Mathias Basner of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on the psychological effects of noise.