News : 2016 : January

Rosario Isasi, J.D., M.P.H.

Faculty Author Says Human Genome Editing Policy Requires Setting Thresholds of Acceptability

Human genome editing for research has made great strides, yet a new Miller School of Medicine faculty member says modification of the human germline raises socio-ethical and policy questions. Rosario Isasi, J.D., M.P.H., associate professor, suggests that policy makers could be guided by the model that has served to develop policies regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis after in vitro fertilization.

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Human genome editing Framing genome editing policy requires setting thresholds of acceptability

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New study on the genetics of familial Alzheimer's disease in African Americans

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Human Genetics Project Collaborators Wanted

Stephan Züchner, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, and Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, are seeking faculty members who wish to find a collaborator or explore new projects with the genetics faculty.

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Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., left, with William K. Scott, Ph.D.

International Study Reveals New Genetic Clues to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute are part of a consortium that has significantly expanded the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older.

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