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Advancements in Research

Researchers at Johns Hopkins are constantly advancing science through basic, translational and clinical investigations. Here are highlights of our most current findings.

Fundamentals

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Yeast, Optimized

Back in 2006, an animated discussion over coffee about the possibility of synthesizing the entire yeast genome led two researchers to get to work. Now, just over a decade later, they and collaborators around the globe have succeeded in designing an entire synthetic yeast genome — and have already built six of its chromosomes.

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Science: Out of the Box

Understanding Ubiquitin

Johns Hopkins biophysicist Cynthia Wolberger explains how the small protein ubiquitin regulates many events in the cell, including turning genes off and on.

Epigenetics: A Symphony of Discovery

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Director, Bill Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., discusses epigenetics using musicians from the Peabody Institute.

Latest in Research

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City Living Can Make Asthma Worse for Poor Children

Results of a new study by researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. Children who lived in inner-city areas had an overall 40 percent higher risk of asthma-related emergency room visits and 62 percent higher risk of asthma-related hospitalizations.

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