Translational Genomics Research Institute

Nov 21, 2022

Changing perceptions of cannabis boost community impact of dispensaries

Marijuana dispensaries are viewed like pharmacies – they offer essential services that help to provide medicine and relief to individuals who battle life-altering pain and illnesses, from cancer and epilepsy to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, as well as neurologic conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder. Similarly, Arizona’s cannabis industry has become a lifeblood for a host [...]

Brandy Wells (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)
Mar 5, 2018

Brandy Wells: The science of public policy and pugs

Brandy Wells has passion – for science, for public policy, even for pugs.

May 23, 2014

TGen-led study discovers genetic cause of rare ovarian cancer

An international research team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) recently found the cause of a rare type of ovarian cancer that most often strikes girls and young women.

Fred DuVal
May 6, 2014

DuVal unveils plan for job growth

Presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Fred DuVal unveiled a plan for spurring job growth in Arizona that includes improving K-12 and higher education, expanding tax credits for research and development, reducing regulatory burdens and giving preference to in-state companies that compete for government contracts.

Apr 11, 2014

Saving money, improving lives – investing in medical innovation is a smart budget decision

From our nation’s capital to state houses to all of our kitchen tables, the cost of health care and health care delivery are important conversations.

May 20, 2013

TGen translates genetic research into patient care

Caring for one child with a rare and unknown medical disorder is a challenge for parents and doctors. But when three additional children in the same family are found to have related health problems, all involved are faced with a medical quandary for which some answers have only recently been found through genetic research.

Apr 22, 2013

Lawmakers aim high in budget talks

Small-group discussions have begun on the state budget, offering rank- and-file lawmakers their first chance to give input on next year’s spending plan, and nearly everyone has a pet priority they want funded.

Feb 25, 2013

Arizona must do more to become a global leader in bioscience research

During the past decade, guided by Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, Arizona has achieved great success in advancing its stake in the biosciences, which is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer delivers her 2013 State of the State address. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Jan 14, 2013

Brewer stresses competition in State of the State

Things are better now than they have been at any point since Gov. Jan Brewer took office in 2009 amid a crippling recession and fiscal crisis. But the governor said they can be better still, and stressed the need for Arizona to be more competitive.

Aug 6, 2012

Today’s Arizona encompasses lots of Cs

While Arizona’s legendary 5 Cs together claim a smaller piece of the state’s economic pie, their historical significance remains.