Genetics News

How maternal Zika infection results in newborn microcephalyNov 14, 2019
A new study revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons.
Evenings with Genetics discusses autism, genetic testing Nov 5, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Evenings with Genetics will spotlight current knowledge regarding genetic testing for autism as well as new directions for research and clinical studies.
Connecting gene mutations, rare genetic diseasesOct 24, 2019
Investigators at the Human Genome Sequencing Center have developed new approaches for large-scale analysis of rare genetic diseases, known as Mendelian disorders.
Research improves understanding of atrial fibrillationOct 21, 2019
A group of researchers used a mouse model system to investigate how noncoding DNA regions that increase atrial fibrillation risk in humans work to predispose to the condition.
Researchers to study liquid biopsy test for cancerOct 15, 2019
Researchers at Baylor Genetics and Miraca Research Institute are working to develop a minimally invasive tool that could diagnose cancer with a blood test.
DNA fracturing rewires gene control in cancerOct 15, 2019
A new study has brought attention to genomic structural variation as a previously unappreciated mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation, a form of gene control, in human cancers.
Researchers discover new intellectual disability syndromeOct 10, 2019
An international group reports a new neurological syndrome that appears to be especially common in countries where marriages between genetically related individuals, such as cousins, are prevalent.
New insights into heart's healing capacitySep 26, 2019
A group of researchers reveals new insights into the recently discovered healing capacity of the heart involving the Hippo cellular pathway.
Evenings with Genetics spotlights osteogenesis imperfectaSep 10, 2019
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Evenings with Genetics will highlight the current research and resources available to those living with osteogenesis imperfecta.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi to receive genetics leadership award at national meetingJul 22, 2019
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has honored Dr. Huda Zoghbi with the 2019 Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award.