University of California San Francisco

Summer 2021

Cover of UCSF Magazine: top reads “UCSF Magazine, Summer 2021”. Closeup photo half of a woman’s face, with her eye closed. Text on her cheek reads “Sleep Science Awakens: Can our genes point the way toward a better night’s sleep?”

Insomnia is miserable, and lost sleep can harm our health. Now, researchers are seeing the promise of solutions in our genes. PLUS: Hidden autoimmunity may explain why COVID makes some people deathly ill but not others, how Norway’s humane approach to prisons can work here too, and six experts grapple with how to address race in medicine without being racist.

About this Issue:

Vol. 10, No. 1
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