Past Research

Oral History of Human Genetics

Oral History of Human Genetics

Principal Investigator(s): Ed McCabe, Marcia Meldrum Project Website: http://ohhgp.pendari.com/ Human genetics is a scientific and medical discipline that developed after World War II. Recognizing that the founders of this discipline are still among us, oral historians from UCLA and Johns Hopkins University, working with an expert advisory committee to prioritize interviews, have been conducting interviews of senior human geneticists and identifying important themes woven through…

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Genetics and Society High School Science Education Outreach

Genetics and Society High School Science Education Outreach

Principal Investigator(s): Linda L. McCabe, Ph.D UCLA in LA Grant for Genetics and Society High School Science Education Outreach Investigators: Linda L. McCabe, Ph.D, Erica Stanley, J.D., Tony Huynh, Jessica Martinez, Jillian Theil, Jennifer Truong, Elani Streja, M.P.H., and Edward R.B. McCabe, M.D., Ph.D.                                                                                        [middle image credit: Matt Forsythe “Epigenetics”] Can we use ethical dilemmas to provide the context to…

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Biological and Cultural Evolution in Neotropical Primates

Biological and Cultural Evolution in Neotropical Primates

Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Lynch, Michael Alfaro “Phylogeography of Capuchins, Squirrel Monkeys and Owl Monkeys: A Critical Comparative Framework for Studying Evolution, Behavioral Ecology, and Conservation in Neotropical Primates” Our research into the biological and cultural evolution in neotropical primates has provided valuable contributions to primate biogeography, and carries broad implications for primate conservation biology and the evolution of Neotropical mammals…

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Social Impact of Expanded Newborn Screening for Metabolic-Genetic Conditions

Social Impact of Expanded Newborn Screening for Metabolic-Genetic Conditions

Principal Investigator(s): PI: Stefan Timmermans and John Heritage Since 2005, newborn screening in the US has expanded dramatically, and now constitutes the largest genetic screening program in the world.  Approximately 4.1 million US newborns per year are screened for more than 50 rare genetic conditions. Many children who receive a diagnosis via newborn screening remain asymptomatic, and thus would not…

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21st Century Cuisine, Nutrition and Genetics in France and the United States

Principal Investigator(s): Hannah Landecker This project, a collaboration between UCLA and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris, brings scholars from the life, human and social sciences together at the intersection of genetics, nutrition and cuisine.  Participating scholars are studying questions such as the media framing of obesity in France and the United States, the history of…

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