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Looking for a shift could provide molecular diagnosis in rare diseaseApr 16, 2015
“Frame shift” – the insertion of genetic material that interrupts the recipe for a particular protein – could explain many cases of Robinow syndrome.
MiMIC proves versatile in fruit fliesApr 2, 2015
Minos-mediated integration cassette provided the basis for building a large protein collection that allows researchers to assess expression of genes and proteins under the microscope in unfixed tissues.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi honored for distinguished achievement in developmental psychobiology Mar 27, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine pioneering scientist Dr. Huda Zoghbi is this year’s recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology.
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.
New function for gene ABAT provides explanation for mitochondrial dysfunction disorderMar 4, 2015
What began as a clinical mystery ended up connecting the metabolism of an important neurotransmitter with the metabolism of nucleosides, as well as maintenance of the mitochondrial genome in a single gene called ABAT.
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. Atul Chopra named Caroline Wiess Law ScholarDec 31, 2014

Dr. Atul Chopra has been named a Caroline Wiess Law Scholar, an award designated to recruit and retain accomplished, young physician-scientists.

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.