Principal Investigator:
Mayana Zatz 
Education and Knowledge Diffusion Coordinator: Eliana Maria Beluzzo Dessen 
Technology Transfer Coordinator: Maria Rita dos Santos e Passos Bueno

University of São Paulo (USP) 
Rua do Matão, 106 travessa 13
05508-090 - São Paulo, SP - Brasil
55 11 3091 7966 / 0878

Albert Einstein Hospital
Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Fleury SA
Heart Institute (INCOR/USP)
Utrecht University
Zerbini Foundation

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Human Genome and Stem-Cell Research Center

Researchers develop a technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory

A method created in Brazil by the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center could be used for large-scale production of livers for transplantation.

Brazilian researchers complete Latin America’s largest whole-genome sequencing of elderly people

Analysis of DNA from 1,171 over-sixties living in São Paulo will enable scientists to identify genetic mutations responsible for diseases or important to healthy aging, according to the authors, which are linked to HUG-CELL.

Study identifies group of genes with altered expression in autism

The dysregulation appeared to affect communication among neurons in the subjects of a study conducted at HUG-CELL. The discovery could improve diagnosis, which is currently based on the clinical analysis of symptoms.

Brazilian researchers develop saliva-based COVID-19 diagnostic test

Designed by the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center, the novel test may cost a quarter of those based on RT-PCR, considered the gold standard for diagnosis of the disease.

Study reveals genetic factors that can make placenta less capable of protecting fetus from zika

Findings reported by HUG-CELL researchers in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases help explain why only some babies whose mothers are infected during pregnancy are born with microcephaly and other anomalies.

Researchers investigate genetic factors behind resistance or susceptibility to COVID-19

A study is being conducted at HUG-CELL to determine whether people who develop severe forms of the disease have risk genes and whether asymptomatic people or patients with only mild symptoms have protective genes.

Zika combats advanced-stage central nervous system tumors in dogs

The viral therapy was tested in three elderly animals with spontaneous brain tumors by a group affiliated with the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center.

Researchers create functional mini-liver by 3D bioprinting

Technique developed at Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center, hosted by the University of São Paulo, produced hepatic tissue in the laboratory in only 90 days and could become an alternative to organ transplantation in future.