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December 2021

New Mouse Methods Paper

November 2021

Ultraconserved Elements – New Review Published

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November 2020

Len Pennacchio Named AAAS Fellow

Len Pennacchio was one of nine Berkeley Lab scientists named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This lifetime honor recognizes scientists, engineers, and innovators for their distinguished achievements in research and other disciplines toward science advancement. Read more

August 2020

Interpreting the Human Genome’s Instruction Manual

Berkeley Lab bioscientists are part of a nationwide research project, called ENCODE, which has generated a detailed atlas of the molecular elements that regulate our genes. This enormous resource will help all human biology research moving forward. Read more

October 2019

Transcriptional Control in Development and Disease Workshop

Axel will be co-organizing this workshop in Baeza, Spain

Download poster here – Register here

July 2019

Cause of Deadly Digestive Disease in Children Revealed

Nearly ten years ago, Lab geneticist Len Pennacchio was asked to help solve the mystery of a rare inherited disease that caused extreme, and sometimes fatal, chronic diarrhea in children. Following an arduous investigative odyssey, a genetic explanation for the disease has been discovered. Read more

October 2016

What a Legless Mouse Tells Us About Snake Evolution

Engineering animals with CRISPR can help biologists to understand the genes behind some of evolution’s most dramatic changes. – News article by Ed Yong in the Atlantic, featuring our latest paper on evolution of limb enhancers in snakes. Read the full Atlantic article here.

October 2013

Faces are sculpted by ‘junk DNA’

Researchers have started to figure out how DNA fine-tunes faces. In experiments on mice, they have identified thousands of regions in the genome that act like dimmer switches for the many genes that code for facial features, such as the shape of the skull or size of the nose. – News article in The Guardian about our latest paper on craniofacial enhancers. Read the full Guardian article or the original paper. Or just watch the 3 minute video summary.