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The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development spans a broad spectrum of biological disciplines, including the storage and expression of information (genetics), its translation into the workings of individual cells (cell biology), and the assembly of cells into tissues and organ systems (development). Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about GCD.

Identifying irregularities

A new grant allows researchers to explore oddities in the waning moments of the cell cycle, with implications for cancer therapies and Fanconi anemia research.

Naoko Shima

Easier Detection of Disease

Lauren Aufdembrink works to make virus detection, similar to COVID-19 PCR tests, easier and cheaper for providers.

Lauren AufdembrinkIn the midst of the pandemic, one of the most constant ways individuals worldwide have determined if they have COVID-19 is through PCR