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New tool analyzes sequence data to identify disease-causing genesMay 1, 2014
Baylor researchers outline best practices for computer program used to discover underlying genetic causes of complex traits and diseases.
New syndrome caused by mutations in AHDC1May 1, 2014
Study identifies gene underlying newly recognized syndrome that has symptoms of sleep apnea, delayed speech and hypotonia, or generalized upper body weakness.
Not just moms: Males also play role in epigenetic changeMay 1, 2014
Baylor study finds paternal component to fetal epigenome.
Researchers find maternal nutrition before pregnancy leaves permanent marks on child’s genome Apr 29, 2014
Study finds mothers’ nutrition around time of conception causes epigenetic changes that permanently and systemically impact their children.
International collaboration unravels novel mechanism for neurological disorderApr 24, 2014
A team of international scientists led by Baylor College of Medicine has discovered a novel gene (CLP1) associated with a neurological disorder affecting both the peripheral and central nervous systems.
Protein expression gets the heart pumpingApr 22, 2014
Baylor researchers find the days and weeks following birth are full of cellular changes that play a role in the structure and function of the heart.
Genetics leader reflects on 50th anniversary of discovery of genetic codeApr 14, 2014
In 1959, postdoctoral associate Dr. Thomas Caskey, participated in the Nobel Prize winning work of Dr. Marshall Nirenberg that helped unravel the genetic code of life. It was not just a “one-trick pony,” Caskey reflected
Genes and impact on weight, topic of monthly genetics seminarApr 3, 2014
Baylor experts to discuss how our genes impact weight during April 8 Evening with Genetics seminar.
Scientists, parents join forces to identify new genetic disease in childrenMar 21, 2014
The discovery was unusually fast thanks to a combination of modern gene-sequencing techniques, social media and old-fashioned detective work.
Study profiles parents’ attitudes on genomic studies, data sharing and privacyMar 11, 2014
Baylor researchers find parents are more concerned about the future risk to their child, when considering enrollment in genetic studies.
Baylor international HIV/AIDS program to study genetic differences of disease in sub-Saharan African childrenFeb 17, 2014
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital receives $3 million grant from National Institutes of Health to study genetic factors in tuberculosis and HIV in African children.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth: One more copy is bad, two more are worseFeb 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 flyFeb 6, 2014
Baylor researchers find transcription factor associated with aggression in fruit flies.
Tools produce different answers in microRNA profilesFeb 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 conferenceFeb 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 AmericaJan 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 epilepsyJan 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 mysteryJan 23, 2014
Combined, international effort helps Baylor doctors identify woman's illness.
Genes, impact on weight topic of monthly genetics seminarJan 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 differencesJan 22, 2014
Baylor-led study finds hematopoietic stem cells divide significantly faster in females than males.