Genetics News

How to reap the benefits of exercise: it’s in the genesJan 10, 2017
An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene TFEB is a major regulator of muscle function during exercise. 
Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseasesJan 5, 2017
Researchers have developed a family-based association test that improves the detection in families of rare disease-causing variants of genes involved in complex conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Baylor Genetics launches PreSeek™ - 1st non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screenJan 4, 2017
Baylor Genetics' PreSeek allows patients a more complete picture of the risk of their pregnancy being affected by a genetic disorder.
Genes Nardilysin and OGDHL linked to human neurological conditionsDec 22, 2016
An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria and its chaperone, nardilysin are linked to progressive loss of neurological function in humans.
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorderDec 22, 2016
Baylor scientists are part of an international team that has identified variants of the gene EBF3, which causes a developmental disorder with features in common with autism.
Scientists can now better diagnose diseases with multiple genetic causesDec 7, 2016
Scientists are combining descriptions of patients’ clinical features with their complex genetic information in a unified analysis to obtain more precise diagnoses of complex diseases.
Scientists find gene variants causing NK cell deficiency, solving 12 year-long mystery for a familyNov 28, 2016
An international team of scientists has solved a medical mystery that has made most of the children in a family susceptible to severe viral infections for more than 40 years.
Baylor College of Medicine launches new residency program in internal medicine and geneticsNov 22, 2016
The creation of an internal medicine-genetics residency program will enable Baylor to stay at the cutting edge of patient care and help attract top talent in the field.
New synthetic protein captures DNA events leading to cancer, opens possibilities for improved cancer therapiesNov 18, 2016
Researchers identify opportunities for developing new drugs to neutralize molecular intermediates before they lead to cancer.
Unraveling what happens inside a tumor; new method opens opportunities to improve diagnosis and treatmentNov 17, 2016
New strategy allows researchers to identify the different types of cells in the tumor and to unveil how the interactions between cancer and normal cells may shape the fate of the tumor.