Genetics News

Scientists seek to sequence genomes of all known speciesToday
An international group of researchers, including researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, seek to sequence every known species that calls planet Earth home.
New genetic tool will expand library of fruit fliesApr 4, 2018
The recent development of a large versatile library of fruit flies can be used to perform efficient and elegant in vivo gene-specific manipulations using the new protocol and gene-specific integration vector CRISPR-Mediated Integrated Cassette.
Ethicists explore ways to regulate unproven stem cell therapiesFeb 19, 2018
A new report demonstrates that individual and class action lawsuits from individuals injured by stem cell treatments can be an effective new tool in fighting to crack down on these unproven therapies.
Primate genomics study reveals clues into AIDS resistanceJan 3, 2018
Researchers set out to sequence and analyze the genomes of two nonhuman primates to develop new insights into the behavior of the HIV virus in humans.
G-quadruplex regulates breast cancer-associated geneDec 21, 2017
Researchers have now discovered a mechanism by which cells can regulate switching between the two proteins, opening options for the development of novel therapeutic strategies to control cancer growth in the future.
Defects in cell’s ‘waste disposal system’ linked to Parkinson’sNov 13, 2017
An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Regulating asprosin levels might help control appetite, weightNov 6, 2017
Studies into the asprosin hormone open an intriguing possibility for developing novel treatments for overweight people.
Baylor, Genialis team up for next generation sequencingOct 10, 2017
To further support scientists working with next generation sequencing data, Baylor College of Medicine is pleased to announce a licensing agreement with Genialis, Inc.
Study reveals benefit of exome sequencing for infants in ICUOct 6, 2017
A team of physicians and researchers designed a study to determine the efficacy of exome sequencing infants in intensive care units.
Study shows accurately transcribing DNA overrides DNA repairOct 4, 2017
A groundbreaking and surprising discovery finds that in the model organism E. coli, the fidelity of transcribing DNA comes at the expense of DNA repair.