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Incorporate genetic evaluation in familial colorectal cancer screening Mar 18, 2015
Have a family history of colorectal cancer? Incorporate a genetics evaluation into a more proactive screening approach.
Many paths to degeneration for neuronsMar 12, 2015
Adult neurons are touchy things. Too much protein can throw them off course, resulting in neurodegeneration.
Fusion gene provides a biological marker and clue for ovarian cancerMar 10, 2015
Baylor researchers find a fusion gene may provide a clue and a marker for identifying a sub-group of the most common form of ovarian cancer.
Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation ups commitment to dedicated Baylor research center Mar 4, 2015
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation has announced an additional $200,000 gift to Baylor's center focused on this complex disorder.
Genetics at the heart of cardiovascular healthFeb 26, 2015
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are looking at a new approach based on novel genetic studies when it comes to treating and preventing heart attacks and strokes for those who are not helped by statins alone.
Interaction of estrogen receptor and coactivators seen for first timeFeb 26, 2015
Study uses electron cryo-microscope and advanced computational analysis to help visualize 3-D image of how the estrogen receptor works.
Baylor reports mapping of human epigenomes at the final stage of the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics projectFeb 18, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported their role in directing the Data Analysis and Coordination Center of the project in the journals Nature and Nature Communications online today.
Genetic factors at play in cerebral palsyFeb 12, 2015
Baylor's Human Genome Sequencing Center part of study that finds a larger than expected role of genes in the development of cerebral palsy.
Baylor genetics department hosts 7th annual high school educational conferenceFeb 11, 2015
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics to host genetics educational conference for advanced placement biology students Feb. 11.
Baylor College of Medicine and Miraca Holdings finalize joint venture on clinical genetic testingFeb 2, 2015
Join venture between Baylor College of Medicine and Miraca Holdings Inc. finalized for clinical genetics diagnostic laboratories.
Grant allows development of 'freeze-frame' proteins to study DNAJan 30, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Susan Rosenberg and colleagues awarded three-year $2 million grant from W.M. Keck Foundation.
Evolution of marine mammals to water life converges in some genesJan 26, 2015
Baylor researchers contribute to study examining genomes of four marine mammals compared to their closest land kin to examine genetic evidence for convergent evolution.
Baylor scientists identify a novel precursor to neurodegenerationJan 15, 2015
Researchers connect the presence of lipid droplet accumulation in the glia of specific mutants as a harbinger of neurodegeneration.
A “null” gene and one that is just a little inactive are the recipe for scoliosisJan 8, 2015
Research led by Baylor finds "null" gene and one that is just a little inactive results in a child born with a curved spine – congenital scoliosis.
Dr. Brendan Lee named chair of genetics at Baylor College of MedicineDec 19, 2014
Lee has been serving as interim chair since June of this year. He succeeds Dr. Arthur Beaudet, who continues as a professor of molecular and human genetics, molecular and cellular biology and pediatrics at the College.
Scientists map human loop-ome, revealing new form of genetic regulationDec 11, 2014
Researchers uncover “folding code” that turns genes and chromosomes on and off.
Dr. Trey Westbrook named TAMEST 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award winner in medicine Dec 9, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine researcher Dr. Thomas “Trey” Westbrook tapped for prestigious honor given annually to one scientist across the state of Texas for outstanding innovation in medicine.
New study identifies first gene associated with familial gliomaDec 7, 2014
Baylor-led research identifies for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma, brain tumors that appear in two or more members of the same family.
Taking the 'mute' off silenced gene may be answer to Angelman syndromeDec 1, 2014
Research led by Baylor College of Medicine answers the question “Can we turn on the activity of the paternal gene?”
International collaboration completes genome sequence of centipede Nov 26, 2014
An international collaboration of scientists including Baylor College of Medicine has completed the first genome sequence of a myriapod, Strigamia maritima.