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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.
Myotonic dystrophy disrupts normal control of gene expression in the heartJan 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 candidateDec 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 seminarNov 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 genomeOct 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 dataOct 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 implantationOct 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 patientsOct 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 eraOct 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 same for each patient.
Gene that affects epigenetics of rare molar pregnancies gives clues about genetic imprintingOct 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 variationOct 3, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers part of international project that provide insights on genetic variation.
Whole exome sequencing takes new technology into the clinicOct 2, 2013
Baylor researchers find new genetic test helped provide a diagnosis to 25 percent of the first 250 such patients referred to the Baylor Whole Genome Laboratory, demonstrating the value of such technology to individual patients.
Healthy volunteers benefit from whole exome sequencingSep 30, 2013
Baylor researchers find whole exome sequencing serves as a new screening risk detection approach toward the objective of improved health.
Baylor, Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation team up to advance research of complex syndromeSep 30, 2013
With new funding support from the Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine will establish a new center focused on expanding research into this complex genomic disorder.