Genetics News

Genome sequencing shows spiders, scorpions share ancestor Jul 31, 2017
Researchers have discovered a whole genome duplication during the evolution of spiders and scorpions that could reveal more about animal diversification.
Baylor to offer new genetic counseling degree programJul 12, 2017
The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees, Academic Council and Faculty Senate have approved a new Genetic Counseling Program, which will award a Master of Science degree through the School of Allied Health Sciences.
Dr. Beaudet recognized for leadership in geneticsJul 11, 2017
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has honored Dr. Arthur L. Beaudet with the 2017 Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award.
Researchers build SEQSpark to analyze huge genetic data setsJun 29, 2017
A led by Dr. Suzanne Leal developed software called SEQSpark to overcome obstacles processing large amounts of exome and genome data.
Patient-inspired research uncovers new link to rare disorder Jun 22, 2017
Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected discovery.
Analyses of liver cancer reveals unexpected genetic playersJun 15, 2017
Researchers analyzed 363 liver cancer cases to learn more about the genetic causes of this cancer, and to identify potential new therapeutic targets.
International genetics symposium launches in Hong KongMay 17, 2017
The world’s top geneticists will come together for the first-ever Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics May 19 - 21, 2017 in Hong Kong. 
‘MARRVEL’ new way to compile big data in human-centric wayMay 11, 2017
A group of researchers at Baylor created MARRVEL to help researchers everywhere search databases all at once and in a matter of minutes.
Landmark autism genetic study seeking participantsMar 28, 2017
Families affected by autism are invited to a special on-site registration and data collection event for the nation’s largest-ever autism research study. 
New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypesMar 27, 2017
Researchers led by Dr. Melissa Bondy have conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.