Tag: DNA

UTHSC a Leader in Hosting Open Data COVID-19 Sequence Resource


Faculty members from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have led the development of PubSeq, a global digital data repository of COVID-19 RNA sequences. PubSeq is open to all interested individuals, primarily researchers working to understand the CoV-2 coronavirus and the pattern of spread of its numerous variants (including the Delta variant). “We created… Read More

UTHSC Hosts Meeting of International Cancer Researchers

Dr. Neil Hayes is a co-principal on a $1.8 million grant to continue working on research related to the TCGA.

Head and neck cancer researchers from the United States, Canada, England, Germany, and South America are meeting at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22, to discuss ongoing collaborative genomics research in head and neck cancer and the future of epidemiological research on the disease. Neil Hayes, MD,… Read More

Study Led by UTHSC’s Robert W. Williams, PhD, Establishes Link Between DNA and Disease Risk; Lays Groundwork for Precision Medicine


A more than 15-year study led by Robert W. Williams, PhD,  chair of the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair in Computational Genomics, establishes the relationship between DNA and disease risk and proves that the genetic code is remarkably… Read More