Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Paired Ends: Nov 30, 2010

Premium

Vivian Cheung, a geneticist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has received the Curt Stern Award of the American Society of Human Genetics for her work on the genetics of human gene expression. The Stern Award is given annually, and recognizes a scientist or scientists for major scientific achievements in human genetics over the preceding 10 years. Cheung, along with her collaborator and late husband Richard Spielman, were the first to show that variation in gene expression is inherited, and discovered many genes that regulate gene expression.

Cheung holds the William Wikoff Smith Chair of Pediatric Genomics at CHOP, and is also a professor of pediatrics and genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Since 2008, she has also been an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.