News and Events
Charcot-Marie-Tooth: One more copy is bad, two more are worse Feb 13, 2014 Over a span of nearly 80 years, scientists have uncovered the secrets of duplication and triplication of genetic material that can result in serious genetic disease.
Gene knockdown affects aggression in the fruit fly Feb 6, 2014 Baylor researchers find transcription factor associated with aggression in fruit flies.
Tools produce different answers in microRNA profiles Feb 5, 2014 Baylor researchers find the choice of tools in genomic profiling can make a difference in microRNAs.
Baylor genetics department hosts sixth-annual high school educational conference Feb 3, 2014 This year's event includes Baylor medical students involved in the specialized Medical School Genetics Track, as well as fellows in molecular and human genetics at Baylor.
Bellen honored by Genetics Society of America Jan 31, 2014 Dr. Hugo Bellen awarded the Society's George W. Beadle Award, established to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the community of genetics researchers.
Neonatal dose of estrogen may prevent catastrophic epilepsy Jan 23, 2014 Research at Baylor finds small estrogen dose could help treat infantile spasms syndrome, potentially prevent catastrophic seizures later in life.
Disease gene finding solves international medical mystery Jan 23, 2014 Combined, international effort helps Baylor doctors identify woman's illness.
Genes, impact on weight topic of monthly genetics seminar Jan 22, 2014 Evening with Genetics series will feature Dr. Chester Brown and Dr. Ann Smith Barnes Jan. 28 at the Children's Museum of Houston.
Blood system stem cells show sex differences Jan 22, 2014 Baylor-led study finds hematopoietic stem cells divide significantly faster in females than males.
Myotonic dystrophy disrupts normal control of gene expression in the heart Jan 9, 2014 Baylor research finds heart problems in myotonic dystrophy stem from disruption of a network that controls bits of genetic material (microRNAs) that fine-tune protein expression.
Can risks that accompany twin pregnancies be solved two monkeys at a time? Dec 30, 2013 Baylor researchers find genetic changes helped common marmosets successfully bear twins, other multiple births.
Genomic trio data provides new autism gene candidate Dec 20, 2013 Baylor researchers help identify variants in ABCA7 gene that might be associated with autism– one of many such so-called autism genes.
Siblings of children with special needs, topic of monthly genetics seminar Nov 7, 2013 Baylor College of Medicine experts to discuss support for siblings of children with special needs during Nov. 12 Evening with Genetics seminar.
New protein 'lights up' double stranded DNA breaks in bacterial, human genome Oct 30, 2013 Findings at Baylor offer new tool in quantifying how often DNA breaks occur in the human genome.
Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever cloud-based analysis of genomic data Oct 25, 2013 Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center are helping to usher genomic scientists and clinicians around the world into a new era of high-level data analysis in the cloud.
Master molecule SRC-2 sets stage for embryo implantation Oct 24, 2013 Baylor researchers find understanding how SRC-2 reprograms the endometrium to be receptive to implantation is a critical to developing methods to help women at high risk for early pregnancy loss.
Doubling Shank3 corresponds with mania seen in bipolar patients Oct 23, 2013 A team led by scientists at Baylor and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital have found that too little or too much of the Shank3 influences brain function.
Prepare for unexpected when making genetic diagnosis in sequencing era Oct 15, 2013 Baylor part of research group that finds whole genome or exome sequencing can provide new answers to physicians and families seeking the source of what are obviously genetic diseases, but for whom the clinical picture is not always the same for each patien
Gene that affects epigenetics of rare molar pregnancies gives clues about genetic imprinting Oct 8, 2013 Baylor researchers unraveled the first clues as to how loss or mutation of a gene called NLRP7 in women can cause their pregnancies to develop as hydatidiform moles.
1000 Genomes Project provides functional insights on genetic variation Oct 3, 2013 Baylor College of Medicine researchers part of international project that provide insights on genetic variation.