The mung bean, a historic staple food, has provided cheap and nutritious protein for millions across continents for millennia. Researchers at USC Dornsife are using genomic testing to uncover two game-changing variants for crop breeders in the face of climate change.
Once threatened by disease and predators, foxes inhabiting six of Southern California’s Channel Islands were saved from extinction by the Endangered Species Act. Now, a new study shows they face a different threat: their own lack of genetic diversity.
USC Dornsife researchers employ artificial intelligence to unveil the intricate world of DNA structure and chemistry, enabling unprecedented insights into gene regulation and disease.
USC Dornsife undergraduates showcase their inventive method of ensuring sustainably clean water at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Grand Jamboree, a global synthetic biology competition.
Scientists in a new USC Dornsife department discuss the mysteries within and moral issues surrounding our DNA.
Meet the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics faculty joining USC Dornsife this fall. [3½ min read]
Racism is toxic to our health in the same way smoking is, by damaging our natural defenses to fight off disease, says April Thames, professor of psychology and psychiatry at USC Dornsife. [6 min read]
How much do microbes control our internal climate, and can we manipulate the microbiome to adjust the thermostat? [7½ min read]
The USC Dornsife study also suggests that aging is not always something seen as occurring late in life. It may be observed at the molecular level. [2 1/4 min read]