Genetics News

Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support growth of Human Cell Atlas Jun 21, 2019
A team of researchers have been awarded a grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support the Human Cell Atlas project.
Reanalysis of molecular data yields new genetic diagnosesJun 21, 2019
A genomic strategy implemented by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine can efficiently increase the molecular diagnostic rate of undiagnosed diseases.
A treasure map to understanding epigenetic causes of diseaseJun 3, 2019
Researchers have determined a unique fraction of the genome that scientists should focus on. Their report, which provides a “treasure map” to accelerate research in epigenetics and human disease, was published today in Genome Biology.
Baylor to host genetics resource conference in AmarilloMay 30, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine will host a community conference and resource fair for the Amarillo area to provide an educational seminar and support materials for parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities.
New computational tool improves gene identificationApr 29, 2019
A team has developed a new bioinformatics tool that analyzes CRISPR pooled screen data and identifies candidates for potentially relevant genes with greater sensitivity and accuracy than other existing methods.
Evenings with Genetics event focuses on Williams syndromeApr 24, 2019
On Tuesday, May 7, Evenings with Genetics will highlight Williams syndrome and how teens with the condition can develop independence as adults.
El Paso to host resource fair about genetics, autismApr 19, 2019
On Saturday, May 4, Baylor College of Medicine will host a community conference and resource fair for the El Paso area to provide an educational seminar and informational support for parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities.
Unveiling disease-causing genetic changes in chromosome 17Mar 1, 2019
A study has opened a window into the complexity of the genetic changes in a small region of chromosome 17 that lead to two rare conditions.
PreSeek can complement genetic disease prenatal screeningJan 28, 2019
PreSeek can provide valuable molecular information for the detection of a wide spectrum of dominant monogenic diseases, according to an initial study.
Evenings with Genetics focuses on cystic fibrosisJan 8, 2019
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Evenings with Genetics will highlight cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes persistent lung infections.