Amnon Koren has won the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, a grant that funds high-risk, high-reward projects from creative, budding scientists at the beginning of their careers as independent investigators. The New Innovators are considered to be among the best and brightest newcomers to PI-dom and each receive a bio […]
Evan Macosko has been named a top inventor in the MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” for his work on inventing Drop-seq. Evan’s Drop-seq technology, which he developed during his postdoctoral research in the McCarroll lab, makes it possible to analyze gene expression in thousands of individual cells simultaneously. […]
Arpy Saunders has received a three-year post-doctoral fellowship from the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation (HHW), marking another step on his scientific journey that started in a cabin in the New Hampshire woods. Having grown up there, it is no surprise that, before coming to our lab, he studied outdoorsy science […]
Matt Baum (a student in the lab) has written a book, published by Oxford University Press and available through Amazon, on the challenges and controversies involved in using disease biomarkers to evaluate patients, judge criminals, and make moral decisions. The book shines in its plethora of practical, thought-provoking examples and […]
Two new papers from the McCarroll lab describe ways of using nanoliter droplets to answer questions in genetics and biology. Droplets provide a way of scaling molecular biological reactions across tens of thousands of tiny reaction compartments. In Drop-phase, Jack Regan, Nolan Kamitaki and colleagues describe a way to quickly […]
A common, pre-cancerous state can precede cancer by many years and is readily detectable by DNA sequencing, according to a new paper by Giulio Genovese and colleagues in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A process as fundamental as replication of a genome varies from person – shaped by common, inherited genetic variation that can also affect risk of cancer. The work is described in a new paper by Amnon Koren and colleagues in Cell.
Macosko will continue his work to develop “Drop-Seq”, a technology for profiling gene expression in thousands of single cells at once.
The mystery had tantalized geneticists for 15 years: scores of genes and millions of bases of human DNA sequence had no home on maps of the human genome. Where in the human genome were they hiding? The mystery is solved – with mathematics – in a paper by Giulio Genovese and colleagues in Nature Genetics.
The citation for the award acknowledged Handsaker’s international leadership in the analysis of human genome structural variation.