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Norma Nowak

Norma Nowak has been named the executive director of the University at Buffalo’s Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. In addition to her role at the center, Nowak is a professor of biochemistry at UB, as well as the founder and CSO of Empire Genomics , a molecular diagnostics company focused on personalized medicine. In the past, she served as director of the Genomics Shared Resource, a collaborative research lab shared by the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.