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Oct 15, 2014, 08:00 ET University of Utah Surgeons Perform World's Smallest Liver-Kidney Transplant to Save Toddler's Life

Aspen Erickson was running out of time. At two months old, the girl was diagnosed with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, an inherited disorder...


Sep 11, 2014, 18:17 ET A better way to teach evolution? There's an app for that.

The University of Utah Health Sciences' Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) will receive $3 million over the next four years to develop an...


Sep 11, 2014, 16:01 ET Cutting Health Care Costs One Appendix at a Time

Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that given the choice between a less costly...


May 30, 2014, 11:00 ET Powerful New Tool Combs Family Genomes to Find Shared Genetic Variants That Cause Disease

Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a...


Apr 22, 2014, 08:00 ET University of Utah's New Phevor Software Identifies Disease-Causing Gene Mutations in Three Undiagnosed Children

A new computational tool developed at the University of Utah has successfully identified diseases with unknown gene mutations in three separate...


Mar 24, 2014, 17:09 ET From DNA To Diagnosis: USTAR Center For Genetic Discovery To Integrate Genome Data Into Patient Care

The USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery is partnering with California based Omicia, Inc, to make analyzing a patient's genome as routine as...


Feb 05, 2014, 14:40 ET Study Shows 3-D Heart Imaging Can Improve Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides strong clinical evidence for the use of 3-D MRI...