Dr. Stefan Taubert was appointed to UBC as the Canada Research Chair in Transcriptional Regulatory Networks. He is Scientist Level 1 with CFRI, and Scientist with the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics. [UBC media release]
Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.