Quantum leap in parasite worm treatment research

Parasitic roundworms & flatworms (helminths) cause some of the most common yet neglected tropical infectious diseases affecting more than 1B people worldwide.

Genes linked to Alzheimer’s contribute to damage in different ways

Multiple genes are implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. Some are linked to early-onset Alzheimer’s, a condition that develops in one’s 30s, 40s and 50s, while others are associated with the more common late-onset form of the disease.

Genetic testing helps predict disease recurrence in myelodysplastic syndrome

A DNA-based analysis of blood cells soon after a stem cell transplant can predict likelihood of disease recurrence in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a group of cancerous disorders characterized by dysfunctional blood cells, according to new research at WU and MGI. Such a practice could help doctors identify patients at high risk of disease recurrence early after a transplant and help guide treatment decisions. The study is published Sept. 13 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

10X Genomics Hosts 2018 Symposium at WashU

10X Genomics had its first single cell user group meeting at Washington University on Tuesday August 28, 2018. The symposium took place at Eric P. Newman Center from 9-4 and was filled with speakers, software demonstrations, discussions, and networking. Ranging from various disciplines and departments, speakers from Washington University included Dr. Benjamin Humphreys (Renal), Dr. Allegra Petti […]

MGI Cohosts Upcoming 2018 PacBio Meeting September 19-20

The McDonnell Genome Institute is proudly collaborating with PacBio Sequencing to host its first user group meeting at Washington University on Wednesday September 19-20, 2018. The event will take place at the Eric P. Newman Center located on Washington University Medical School Campus. The event will offer the opportunity to explore new scientific content through […]

Analysis of prostate tumors reveals clues to aggressiveness

Using genetic sequencing, scientists have revealed the complete DNA makeup of more than 100 aggressive prostate tumors, pinpointing important genetic errors these deadly tumors have in common. The study lays the foundation for finding new ways to treat prostate cancer, particularly for the most aggressive forms of the disease.

Funded Pilot Project

The McDonnell Genome Institute at (MGI) has awarded 9 pilot project grants to support novel collaborations with WU investigators. A committee of 5 faculty members reviewed the 48 submissions from a variety of departments and awarded nine grants.  Luigi Adamo, Kory Lavine, Douglass Mann – Cardiology Characterization of myocardial B cells heterogeneity and clonal expansion […]

Dutcher Elected 2017 AAAS Fellow

Susan Dutcher, PhD, a professor of genetics and the interim director of The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a 2017 fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).

Washington University receives $10 million for DNA sequencing research

The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will receive $60 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the genetics of common diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, autism and epilepsy.