• Title: Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
  • Education: PhD, University of California, Los  Angeles, 1999
  • Recommended by: Laurence Kedes

Hooman Allayee is one geneticist looking to find the big connections between complex pathologies such as cardio-vascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. “We are trying to find the genes that cause these diseases,” says Allayee. “They are related because diabetics have an increased risked of heart disease, and with obesity, there is an increased risk of diabetes, and so on.”

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

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