Category: Joanna Wysocka

Fifteen new genes identified that shape our face

Fifteen new genes identified that shape our face

Dr. Joanna Wysocka and Dr. Tomasz Swigut, Senior Research Scientist of the Wysocka Lab, are part of a team of researchers from KU Leuven (Belgium) and the universities of Pittsburgh and Penn State (US) who have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial features. The findings were published in Nature Genetics.

Read More »

Accelerated Article Preview in Nature by members of the Wysocka and Bassik Labs

An accelerated article preview of “Selective silencing of euchromatic L1s revealed by genome-wide screens for L1 regulators” by Nian Liu, Cameron H. Lee, Tomek Swigut, Edward Grow, Bo Gu, Michael Bassik, and Joanna Wysocka is available online in Nature.

Liu N, Lee CH, Swigut T, Grow E, Gu B, Bassik M, Wysocka J. (2017) Nature. 2017 Dec 6. doi: 10.1038/nature25179.
29211708.

Read More »

Joanna Wysocka and Edward Grow “And Virus Makes Four”

Researchers have detected viral proteins — and something that looks suspiciously like infectious viral particles — in early human embryos. Is that good, bad or both?

Ed Grow and Joanna Wysocka have found that these viral proteins are well-placed to manipulate some of the earliest steps in our development by affecting gene expression and even possibly protecting the embryo’s cells from further viral infection.

Read More »