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Kawahara and team create “Tree of Lepidoptera”

In the first study of its kind, a team of University of Florida scientists used large-scale, next generation DNA sequencing to trace nearly 3,000 genes to the earliest common ancestor of butterflies and moths. Led by UF Genetics institute member and assistant curator of...
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PALB2 gene mutation linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Scientists exploring gene mutations and relationships with breast cancer have discovered a mutation that can cause the risk of breast cancer to increase as much as nine times. A team of researchers, including University of Florida Genetics Institute director Patrick Concannon,...
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UFGI members named top global researchers in Type 1 diabetes

Two University of Florida Genetics Institute members, Mark Atkinson, PhD, and Desmond Schatz, MD, have been named in the top 10 global Type 1 diabetes researchers by online database Expertscape, a health care information website that allows patients to search for professionals by...
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