Columbia researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that greatly affects normal brain aging in older adults.
A study provides new insights into the development of mood disorders and may aid in designing improved therapies.
In a case demonstrating the promise of precision medicine, a 20-month-old girl suffering from a rare neurodegenerative disease was diagnosed by exome sequencing and successfully treated.
Wendy Chung is part of a team that found commonalities in neuronal behavior between spinal muscular atrophy and ALS.
Funding from the ALS Association and the Tow Foundation will be used by the New York Genome Center to determine the entire genetic sequence of people with ALS who donated their tissues after death.
Columbia will award the 2015 Horwitz Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to wire the brain.