New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypes Mar 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.
OTUD6B gene mutations cause intellectual, physical disability Mar 23, 2017 An international team of researchers from institutions around the world has discovered that mutations of the OTUD6B gene result in a spectrum of physical and intellectual deficits.
Gene mutation may be linked to unexplained female infertility Mar 21, 2017 Researchers have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.
New SMA treatment topic of March Evenings with Genetics Mar 21, 2017 On Tuesday, March 28, Evenings with Genetics will highlight a new drug that has been approved by the FDA to treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Mouse study helps find causes of human behavioral disorders Mar 13, 2017 Research of a mouse model led to the discovery of the genetic cause of the human neurological condition of five patients who, until now, had not received a genetic diagnosis.
Gene ABL1 implicated in cancer, developmental disorder Mar 13, 2017 Researchers link ABL1, a human gene well-known for its association with cancer, to a developmental disorder.
Genetic driver behind rare skeletal dysplasia condition found Mar 6, 2017 Researchers have identified a previously unimplicated gene behind a particular form of chondrodysplasia, a skeletal dysplasia that affects cartilage formation and causes disproportionate short stature and premature osteoarthritis.
Baylor’s Human Genome Sequencing Center looks to bring adult whole genome sequencing to clinical space with unprecedented NHLBI grant Mar 1, 2017 The Human Genome Sequencing Center has been named a participant in a half-billion dollar program to bring whole genome sequencing to the forefront of clinical research.
Many genetic changes can occur early in human development Feb 23, 2017 When multiple genetic changes occur before or early after conception, they may inform scientists about fundamental knowledge underlying many diseases.
$3.3M effort to map human genome’s intricate folding pattern Feb 2, 2017 The NIH announced eight mapping centers, including one at Baylor, will help lead the next four-year phase of its project to identify all of the functional elements contained in the human genome.