Genetics News

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.
Research reveals how estrogen regulates gene expressionAug 24, 2017
A team of researchers shows how effective regulation of gene expression is enacted through the estrogen hormone.
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.