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National Study to Examine Risks, Benefits in Emergent Whole Genome Sequencing

National Study to Examine Risks, Benefits in Emergent Whole Genome Sequencing

March 11, 2013

Improving technologies are rapidly cutting the cost of whole genome sequencing, a process that reveals the complete library of a patient’s genetic information. Indeed, the era of the $1,000 genome — a catchphrase for the test’s relative affordability — appears imminent.

Leaders Highlight Impact of Sequestration on Scientific Research and Public Health

Leaders Highlight Impact of Sequestration on Scientific Research and Public Health

March 8, 2013

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said Friday that the federal government’s budget cuts through sequestration hurt the health and wellbeing of Americans.

New Type of Pluripotent Cell Discovered In Adult Breast Tissue

New Type of Pluripotent Cell Discovered In Adult Breast Tissue

March 4, 2013

UC San Francisco researchers have found that certain rare cells extracted from adult breast tissue can be instructed to become different types of cells – a discovery that could have important potential for regenerative medicine.

UCSF Awarded $1.75 Million Grant to Fund New Treatments for Pediatric Cancer

UCSF Awarded $1.75 Million Grant to Fund New Treatments for Pediatric Cancer

February 25, 2013

Researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital have received a $1.75 million grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to support the discovery of innovative treatments for childhood cancer.
 

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New Marketing Campaign Reinforces UCSF's Strengths in Pioneering Care

February 21, 2013

In the coming months, residents throughout Northern California will hear why UCSF Medical Center is the place to come for the latest, most effective health care.
 

California's Tobacco Control Program Generates Huge Health Care Savings

California's Tobacco Control Program Generates Huge Health Care Savings

February 13, 2013

Over a span of nearly 20 years, California’s tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UC San Francisco (UCSF).