News and Events
- Feb. 29 - Rare Disease Day
Rare Disease Day is celebrated world-wide on the last day of February. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.
- Evenings with Genetics
Evenings with Genetics is a seminar series about genetics and your family’s health. This series offers the most current information on care and research for many genetic conditions and is open to the public.
- Patients with prolonged, undiagnosed medical conditions can sign up online for new national program seeking answersSep 16, 2015
- Online applications are now being accepted for a National Institutes of Health program that will seek to solve mysterious medical conditions with a genetic basis.
- Solving a genetic mystery: bridging diagnostic discovery through social mediaSep 10, 2015
- “Help us find others like Tess.” Bo Bigelow’s plea jumps off the page of his blog, echoing across the continent from his leafy green home city of Portland, Maine.
- Baylor genome sequencing experts tapped for national effort incorporating genome information, electronic medical records Sep 4, 2015
- The Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine has received an $8.39 million grant to help support a large research effort that seeks to incorporate DNA sequence information into electronic medical records.
- Halting mutation with molecular scissors and forkAug 14, 2015
- Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered ways in which cells limit mutagenic repair.
- Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia researchJul 31, 2015
- Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
- Baylor College of Medicine, National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation collaborate to find curesJul 8, 2015
- Baylor College of Medicine has teamed up with the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation to advance research into understanding, treating and curing urea cycle disorders.
- Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infectionsJun 29, 2015
- Researchers may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful or chronic middle ear infections.
- Twin infants needed for feeding behavior studyJun 18, 2015
- Researchers are recruiting pairs of infant twins under four months of age to participate in the Infant Twin Study to understand the development of preschool children’s eating behaviors.
- Human cells used to create disease model of fully functioning lipid system in mouse modelJun 17, 2015
- Researchers have now created a disease model that resembles human mechanisms and acts as a fully functioning human lipid system within a mouse to specifically study hypercholesterolemia.
- Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
- Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.
- Huff Joins Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories as President, Chief Executive OfficerJun 15, 2015
- Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, LLC (“BMGL”) announced today that Gary Huff will join the company as President and Chief Executive Officer.
- Baylor College of Medicine's Duncan Cancer Center receives additional $15.9 million in state cancer funding May 29, 2015
- Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received $15.9 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for two new large grants focused on liver cancer and prostate cancer.
- Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories launches enhanced clinical exome sequencing test, faster delivery of resultsMay 14, 2015
- Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories announced today the launch of an enhanced clinical exome sequencing test, a new option for physicians that speeds up delivery of final results to two-three weeks from three months.
- Genetic disorders of the immune system focus of monthly genetic seriesMay 1, 2015
- Baylor College of Medicine experts will lead a free and open-to-the-public seminar on genetic disorders of the immune system on May 5 at the Children’s Museum of Houston.
- IL-33 promotes colorectal cancer tumor-growing environment Apr 27, 2015
- Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have unlocked new clues about how the colorectal cancer tumor microenvironment is formed and regulated.
- Gene mutations found to cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease, arthritisApr 20, 2015
- Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Human Immunobiology researchers discover genetic cause of autoimmune disorder.
- 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.