Genetics News

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. 
Genomic approaches can provide answers to undiagnosed primary immunodeficiency diseasesNov 15, 2016
A new approach successfully identified disease-causing gene variants in 40 percent of previously undiagnosed patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases.
Researchers develop novel system for cataloging cancer gene variantsNov 15, 2016
A standard way to catalog gene mutations in cancers aims to enhance the use of the information in research and clinical practice.
Newly discovered beetle genome helps to explain woodland destruction Nov 11, 2016
New study explains how the Asian longhorned beetle allows it to thrive on tree bark and other wooded plant material.
Experts discover gene variants that protect a lucky few primates against obesity from a high fat dietNov 4, 2016
A team of researchers may have discovered the answer to why a lucky few primates are resistant to obesity.
Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Huntington’s diseaseOct 26, 2016
On Nov. 3, Kristen Powers and Katie Plunkett will give a personal and informative presentation about Huntington’s disease and growing up in an at-risk family.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatmentOct 25, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.