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Normalizing the levels of MeCP2 in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome restores neurological functionNov 25, 2015
Using genetic techniques and a small molecule that can target specific genetic material, Baylor researchers find it is possible to reverse the effects of neurological disorders in mice.
Researchers discover genetic cause of second-most common kidney cancer in childrenNov 19, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation associated with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney that has opened a new path of research and could point the way toward a new diagnostic test for the disease.
Genome of S├ęzary syndrome points to potential treatment targetsNov 10, 2015
A genomic analysis of 37 patients with Sézary syndrome, a rare cancer, reveals mutations in genes that affect T-cell signaling and those that interfere with cell cycle checkpoints that govern cell division.
Analysis of genetic neurologic diseases identify genes that affect brain structure, functionNov 4, 2015
International study led by Baylor evaluates the genetics behind brain disorders and malformations to offer insight into what is important in the development and function of the human brain.
C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone diseaseOct 22, 2015
Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine.
Team at Baylor College of Medicine successfully performs surgery on a human genome, changing how it is folded inside the cell nuOct 21, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers lead team in the first successful genome surgery, changing how the genome is folded inside the nucleus.
Genomic structural variation catalogue key to unlocking diseasesOct 1, 2015
Baylor Human Genome Sequencing Center researchers part an of international consortium to finish the final phase of the 1000 Genomes Project.
Gut development during infancy can have lifelong implicationsSep 30, 2015
While many recent studies demonstrate that the gut microbiome has a significant and long-term impact on gastrointestinal health, new work by Baylor researchers provides a clue about how this works.
Suppressing gene found to prolong life in heart failure modelsSep 16, 2015
A gene that plays an important role in heart development has been found to also play a role in dilated cardiomyopathy (a heart muscle malfunction) when overexpressed.
Patients with prolonged, undiagnosed medical conditions can sign up online for new national program seeking answersSep 16, 2015
Online applications are now being accepted for a National Institutes of Health program that will seek to solve mysterious medical conditions with a genetic basis.