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Precision Genomics

Bringing big data to bear on big science

Cancer Genomics

New promise for defeating a digital disease

Molecular and stem cell biology


We can see neurons firing in the cerebral cortex tissue patches in our lab

Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative

Our mission: to defeat every child’s cancer by harnessing and sharing the world’s genomic data

On July 7, 2000, David Haussler and his team launched the first working draft of the Human Genome on the internet, ensuring that it would remain in the public domain forever. The Haussler-Salama “wet lab” has been devising innovative experimental approaches using pluripotent stem cells, genome-wide measurements of gene expression and gene regulatory activity, and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing approaches to understand how recent genome evolution contributes to human development and disease.

If you are interested in furthering genomics research by donating to the Haussler-Salama lab, you can do so here.

UC Santa Cruz is playing a leading role in the emerging field of precision medicine that holds great promise in the fight against cancer.

New Genetic Clues to the Mystery of Your Giant Brain

 The Haussler-Salama lab is at the leading edge of modern genomics, performing ground-breaking research at the interface of mathematics, computer science and molecular biology.