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WSU researchers gain unprecedented look at DNA damage

John-WyrickPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have mapped the damage of ultraviolet radiation on individual units of DNA, opening a new avenue in the search for how sunlight causes skin cancer and what might be done to prevent it. » More …

Software improves ability to catalog bacterial pathogens

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a new software tool that will improve scientists’ ability to identify and understand bacterial strains and accelerate vaccine development. » More …

Graduate will pursue application of cancer research

Luis-Cortez-webPULLMAN, Wash. – After graduating Saturday, Luis Cortez, a first-generation student from Othello, Wash., plans to get his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in order to “research human health issues and transfer my lab discoveries into practice.” » More …

Genome scientist earns top award for innovative research

Kelley-J-2013-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Joanna Kelley, genome scientist and assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences, is the inaugural winner of the international Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution’s “Junior Award for Independent Research.” » More …

Sept. 8: Common reading investigates DNA, forensic science

KempPULLMAN, Wash. – How the knowledge of DNA has evolved to take its place in forensic science will be discussed by Washington State University molecular anthropologist Brian Kemp at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in CUE 203 as part of a free, public, common reading talk. » More …

Four win DNA sequencing research grants at WSU

By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane

core-facilitiesSPOKANE, Wash.  – Four researchers at Washington State University recently received grants for their next-generation DNA sequencing projects through the Genomics Core Laboratory at WSU Health Sciences Spokane. Thirty-four investigators applied. » More …

Study: How environment may have affected ancient societies

ancient-DNA-from-Photos-dot-comPULLMAN, Wash. – A new study in PLOS ONE shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains. This could improve understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world. » More …

Targeted search with eDNA for endangered, invasive species

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

turtle-headPULLMAN, Wash. – New technology at Washington State University could help save the world’s largest species of freshwater turtle from extinction. » More …