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Looking for a shift could provide molecular diagnosis in rare diseaseApr 16, 2015
“Frame shift” – the insertion of genetic material that interrupts the recipe for a particular protein – could explain many cases of Robinow syndrome.
Incorporate genetic evaluation in familial colorectal cancer screening Mar 18, 2015
Have a family history of colorectal cancer? Incorporate a genetics evaluation into a more proactive screening approach.
Many paths to degeneration for neuronsMar 12, 2015
Adult neurons are touchy things. Too much protein can throw them off course, resulting in neurodegeneration.
Fusion gene provides a biological marker and clue for ovarian cancerMar 10, 2015
Baylor researchers find a fusion gene may provide a clue and a marker for identifying a sub-group of the most common form of ovarian cancer.
Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation ups commitment to dedicated Baylor research center Mar 4, 2015
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation has announced an additional $200,000 gift to Baylor's center focused on this complex disorder.
Genetics at the heart of cardiovascular healthFeb 26, 2015
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are looking at a new approach based on novel genetic studies when it comes to treating and preventing heart attacks and strokes for those who are not helped by statins alone.
Interaction of estrogen receptor and coactivators seen for first timeFeb 26, 2015
Study uses electron cryo-microscope and advanced computational analysis to help visualize 3-D image of how the estrogen receptor works.
Baylor reports mapping of human epigenomes at the final stage of the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics projectFeb 18, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported their role in directing the Data Analysis and Coordination Center of the project in the journals Nature and Nature Communications online today.
Genetic factors at play in cerebral palsyFeb 12, 2015
Baylor's Human Genome Sequencing Center part of study that finds a larger than expected role of genes in the development of cerebral palsy.
Baylor genetics department hosts 7th annual high school educational conferenceFeb 11, 2015
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics to host genetics educational conference for advanced placement biology students Feb. 11.